Borovo Shoefactory, Croatia

Borovo Shoefactory, Croatia The Vukovar massacre, also known as Vukovar hospital massacre or simply Ovčara, was a war crime that took place between November 20 and 21, 1991 near the city of Vukovar, a mixed Croat/Serb community in northeastern Croatia. Borovo naselje is a district from Vukovar in Croatia. In this district there is a shoefactory called Borovo. They used to produce shoes such like BATA or for the export, famous brands like Adidas. In the end oft he 80` the factory had over 20`000 employees, but during the battle of Vukovar the shoefactory was extensiv destroyd. Today there are only about 3000 employees occupied. This series was shot in a old and destroyd shoe factory in Borovo, One oft the factory of this time left as a ruin. I shot this series for personal reasons and my connection to Croatia, in 2011. Exactly 20 Years ago when the battle took place in Vukovar.

The Vukovar massacre, also known as Vukovar hospital massacre or simply Ovčara,
was a war crime that took place between November 20 and 21, 1991 near the city of Vukovar, a mixed Croat/Serb community in northeastern Croatia.
 
Borovo naselje is a district from Vukovar in Croatia. In this district there is a shoefactory called Borovo.
They used to produce shoes such like BATA or for the export, famous brands like Adidas. In the end
oft he 80` the factory had over 20`000 employees, but during the battle of Vukovar the shoefactory
was extensiv destroyd. Today there are only about 3000 employees occupied.
 
This series was shot in a old and destroyd shoe factory in Borovo, One oft the factory of this
time left as a ruin.
 
I shot this series for personal reasons and my connection to Croatia, in 2011.
Exactly 20 Years ago when the battle took place in Vukovar.
 
Photography © Kim Sokola
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