The War in Ukraine

Photographs by Amnon Gutman

April 1st - 30 October 2023

The war in Ukraine actually began in 2014. This first part of this war was in the East of the country and was a consequence of the Maiden Uprising in Kyiv in late 2013 when large protests were sparked by the Ukrainian government’s decision to choose closer ties with Russia over the European Union. 

As the Maiden Uprising in Kyiv gathered momentum in early 2014, an interim government was appointed that sought to cut links with Russia, seeking closer ties with the European Union, with devastating consequences for the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in the East.

With a large ethnic Russian population, the East of Ukraine had been a previously peaceful region with Ukrainian and Russian communities sharing geographical and cultural spaces in harmony. But in the ensuing debate on Ukraine’s future, politicians on both sides of the argument used history, fear of foreign influence and political sovereignty to further their own political goals. Unconcerned with the consequences for the civilian population,these political leaders shattered the unity of a previously peaceful and culturally compatible population inevitably leading to violence.

Shelling was the preferred military tactic, leaving more than 14,000 people dead and 1.5 million internally displaced. For the people in Eastern Ukraine, the evolving horrors of war have traumatically changed perceptions of a familiar space. A shared, productive region was divided into two opposing factions, entrenched and bloodied in thisfirst part of the Ukraine War whichlasted until February 2022. 

With the all-out invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces on February 24, 2022, the second phase of the Ukrainian crisis tragically arrived. 

No longer hiding behind the pretence of veiled language like “peace keeping mission” for the newly “recognised” regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, Russian troops were ordered to mount an invasion with its sights on the central government in Kyiv. This escalation was Putin’s misconceived and failed attemptto quickly replace Ukraine’s democratically chosen governmentturning into a war waged against the civilian population. 

With all the right reasons to defend their homes and freedom, Ukrainians are fighting against an army whose reasons to fight their neighbours are diminishing rapidly. 

Having had to come to terms with this violently sudden shift in their perception of what their Russian neighbours are prepared to do, Ukrainians, no longer reeling from the shock, are mobilizing their fury as well as their fear to fight for their lives. 



The End of Yugoslavia

A collection from photojournalists that covered the balkans


Our permanent collect of images from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia is always on display. These iconic images taken by some of the most renowned photojournalists of the time, they cover the wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. Some multi-media videos also compliment this collection.


Photographs by Alexandra Boulat • Chris Morris • Claus Bjorn Larsen • Darko Bandic • Emanuel Ortiz • Jan Grarup • Jon Jones • Peter Northall • Ron Haviv • Tarik Samarah • Wade Goddard • Yannis Behrakis • Ziyah Gafic


Limited Edition Print Room

a collection of magnificent prints


our Limited Edition Print Room displays part of our larger collection of available prints from world renown photojournalists that documented past and ongoing global conflict for the worlds leading media organisations. All images have been printed on the highest quality papers using archival inks and have been signed by the photographers and come with a certificate of authenticity.

see more by visiting our print shop


Opening Hours

Opening Hours 2023


April and October

everyday 10 am - 5 pm (last admission 4 pm)

May through September

everyday 10 am - 10 pm (last admission 9 pm)

November through March - Closed


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Congratulations! War Photo Limited has won a 2021 

Experts' Choice Award.

The award reflects outstanding reviews in leading travel guides, magazines and newspapers.

“The world's only exhibition space devoted to war photography.” - Concierge

Experts' Choice is the only accolade based on professional reviews. It's awarded to fewer than 2% of eligible businesses and recognizes War Photo Limited as one of the very best attractions in Dubrovnik.

The photographs, brilliantly lighted on dark walls, range from the violent to the absurd. They include pictures of dozens of bodies, victims of the shelling of a Croatian city; artillery fire painting bright orange lines in the night sky; and a Serbian policeman offering water to an elderly Kosovar Albanian as his colleagues burn the old man's village down. 

3 June 2004
The New York Times

Check out the city's best photo-journalism gallery

The exciting modern gallery War Photo Limited is dedicated to photo-journalism from global war zones, and attempts to offer unbiased reporting with a human element. Dubrovnik's sturdy fortifications have been put to the test several times during the centuries, most recently during the bloody break-up of Yugoslavia – and indeed, on the second floor, there's a permanent exhibition devoted to photos from the war.

The Green Guide **

This exhibition space seeks to raise awareness and teach us about war photography. The idea is to show war as it really is - raw, corrupt and terrifying, as seen through the eyes of famous photographers, and stripped bare of aesthetics or ideology. The exhibitions address depictions of war around the world by exploring their similarities and differences, from Afghanistan to Sierra Leone, via Iraq and... Croatia.

Trip Advisor *****

Really powerful images not just of war in the region but from around the world. Well worth spending some time here when you’re in Dubrovnik. One of the highlights of our trip.

Stark images by some of the world's best war photographers went on permanent display this week in Dubrovnik, stripping away Hollywood's gloss on war and the euphemisms of leaders who try to sanitise it. The War Photo exhibition is a vision of human conflict in the modern age that early visitors have called powerful, painful, beautiful, brutal, courageous and indispensable.