Bjoern Steinz

Igman, Bosnia Herzegovina

Former refugee Elvis Causevic (left) with his father Nedzib who collects and sells herbal teas (Planinski Caj - Mountain Tea) and tonics from a stall on the Igman plateau, one of the venues for the 1984 Winter Olympics.

In 1992 while volunteering at the Varazdin refugee camp Panos photographer Bjoern Steinz met and became close to Elvis, a Bosnian Muslim refugee, and his family. They shared the hardships of camp life together which Steinz documented. While the prints were archived for many years two of the images always returned to Bjoern's thoughts. 25 years later he set out to try and find out what had happened to Elvis and his family in the intervening years. Modern social media made the task surprisingly easy and they were reunited in Hadzici where Elvis now lives with his family.

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Bjoern Steinz
Bosnia Herzegovina
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