2000 Feature: Carol Guzy, Lucian Perkins and Michael Williamson
Refugees From Kosovo
Kukes, Albania, 1999: The makeshift camp teemed with refugees. "Waves and waves coming over the border day after day," said Carol Guzy, who, with colleagues Lucian Perkins and Michael Williamson, photographed the exodus of ethnic Albanians fleeing Serb fighters in Kosovo.
On May 3, barbed wire separated a refugee family from Prizren. The new arrivals had to wait outside until tents were set up. "They passed the baby back and forth," Guzy said, "just to kiss him and say hello." The touching scene with 2-year-old Akim Shala showed Guzy "the innocence and the horror" of Kosovo.
Williamson was in Velika Krusa, Kosovo. In a burned-out house, Qamil Duraku held pieces of his cousins, body parts the Serbs had torched. Perkins saw expectation and worry in the faces of refugees at the Cegrane camp, as more Kosovar Albanians arrived from Blace.