Photo and caption by Goran Vrcel
For some time I have been photographing war survivors in a small town of Croatia. They are all but gone, with only forty villagers left. After photographing this man at his neighbor's house, he invited me to his home where we walked through a dark hallway with one large window. The light illuminated his face. I asked him if I can take one last picture. He showed a sign of approval, and the whole thing happened within a few seconds. I felt as if his eyes were a portal to his pain and loneliness. I thanked him and left.
Location: Blata, Croatia.