In Summer 2014, 22 writers and photographers in Caracas, Venezuela and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina came together in an online exchange to create fiction, nonfiction, and photography centered on a theme of "narrative witness." Writing in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Spanish, and English, the participants undertook to capture their experiences as artists and citizens of Sarajevo and Caracas. Led by writing and photography workshop facilitators and supported by Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian-English and Spanish-English translators, the group workshopped their photo essays and texts online over the course of the summer.  As critical and collaborative discussion arose from these workshops, several writers were inspired to write texts in response to the photographers’ essays. More information on the exchange can be found here.

The International Writing Program is proud to present the collected work of Narrative Witness: A Caracas-Sarajevo Collaboration.