Between 1999 and 2002, photojournalist George Georgiou, traveled to Serbia to document their psychiatric hospitals. Courtesy of Cvlt Nation, these are some of the most harrowing images I’ve recently come across.
According to Georgiou’s website:
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Between 1999 and 2002, I visited three psychiatric institutions while living and working in Kosova and Serbia on a long term project, Between The Lines, on the aftermath of the NATO conflict with Serbia. The work from the institutions, a story on it’s own, is also an integral part of this bigger narrative of conflict, division, difference and exclusion.
Having spent four years teaching a photography class to people with psychiatric disorders in London prior to this, psychiatric institutions and patients were not alien to me and I was aware of the fluctuating behavioural patterns. What I found in Kosova and Serbia was a far cry form contemporary practice in London.
When I first visited the institutions they were hidden from the gaze of the general public and came as a shock to Serbs when they were exposed.