Ton Groot Haar: Mirsad Ismet Izet
Ton Groot Haar is a documentary portrait photographer who believes in the power of people. Whatever you inherited or experienced, you can direct your own life. Equality between him and the people he photographs is an important starting point in his work. The book Mirsad Ismet Izet is about three brothers from Sanski Most in Bosnia. When the oldest brother, Ismet, was murdered in 1992 during the Bosnian civil war, the whole family fled to The Netherlands. The second brother, Izet, returned to Bosnia five years ago. Misrad is still living in The Netherlands and is a friend of the photographer. The civil war was traumatic for the family and is still influencing their lives. To understand everything better, Ton decided to dive into their lives and make a book about the three brothers. This book is a journey through the history of the family Kuburic in two different worlds: The Netherlands and Bosnia & Herzegovina.