"Snipers Alley" sign near the Sarajevo airport in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The sign is damaged from bullet and mortar holes. On exhibit at the Newseum in the Time Warner World News Gallery. Loan, David Rust, CNN
On her way home in afternoon on Thursday, April 8, 1993 in Sarajevo, a Bosnian woman rushes down an empty sidewalk past war-destroyed shops in one of the worst sections of the so-called "Sniper Alley."
During the siege of Sarajevo (1992-1995), this woman, this photo became a symbol. A symbol for the spirit of women from and in Sarajevo. A symbol for the people’s resistance. She walked down the notorious “Sniper Alley” like a lady. She and other women of Sarajevo refused to become caricatures of the war. A war in which mass rape was used as a tactic to destroy the people’s self-worth, pride, dignity.
“Sarajevo, 1993. Une femme rassemble son courage avant de traverser l’avenue principale. Surnommée « Sniper Alley » , celle- ci était sous le feu des tireurs isolés et abritait un des rares points d’eau potable de la capitale." Photo Tom Stoddart.