Saturday, February 11, 2012

Nestlé Health and Sciences

In January, NHS invited to a global conference in Vevey Switzerland. It gave me an opportunity to photograph a group of a 100 people as well as photograph in a magnificent dinner room at the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne. Speakers at the conference were Luis Cantarell, President and CEO at Nestlé Health and Sciences, Patrick Aebischer, the President of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and André Borschberg businessman and pilot. He is a co-founder of the Solar Impulse project
All 100 Participants of the first ever NHS Conference January 2012

 André Borschberg, Co founder of the Solar Impulse Project
Patrick Aebischer President of EPFL in Lausanne
Luis Cantarell, President and CEO of NHS
Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

George- a former Dutch Bat

In early January 2012, I met up with George Pfrommer in Holland. We met during my last trip to Srebrenica where he showed me around the former Dutch bat HQ in Potocari. On this occasion, I got to see many of his own photographs as well as scrapbooks from his time serving for the Dutch battalion in 1994.
George Pfrommer photographed in a scrap book from 1994.
George Pfrommer ex Dutch Bat Nijmegen
Update July 2017: 'Devils Bar' is located inside the Potocari Memorial factory. It used to be the bar area for the Dutch soldiers during the war. This was a car battery factory in the Yugoslav time and the UN head quarters during teh war in Bosnia. Today, much of the buildings are left the way they were during the war. However, some work has started repairing parts of the buildings as they are starting to deteriorate too much. George Pfrommer, a former Dutch Bat, painted the 'Café' painting as seen inside the bar.
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