Chess – Sarajevo Street Entertainment

Chess – regardless of season, weather or spectators – dominates Liberation square (Trg Oslobođenja) in downtown Sarajevo. An outdoor chess board with outsized pieces is in action throughout daylight hours. Spectators watch and commiserate with losers.  Occasionally, players are alone, but more frequently friends and passers-by linger on the edge of the board to share advice, but without responsibility for the result – one way, or the other.  The shots were taken 2014 – 2016 with Ricoh GRD4 and Leica M9 with Zeiss 35mm F2 lens.

Contemplation

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Advice

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Action

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