I think of this body of work as a Memento Mori. I cannot speak for the victims of the holocaust or their families, nor do I wish to compete with the existing archival photographic record. There is little new to add to the literal documentation of the camps that already exists. My memory of what the holocaust was consists not of the events, but of the repetition of the photographic representations I’d seen earlier. My primary purpose in going to Dachau, Buchenwald and Terézin was not to photograph them. I wanted to feel the places I had read so many accounts of—both in history books and in the writings of the survivors. My images don’t necessarily explain these places: rather, they portray the dissonance between the act of atrocity and the banality of its physical appearance.
dachau courtyardchair dachaudachau-officer & political prisoner death rowtennis court terezin.jpg
dachau courtyard
chair dachau
dachau-officer & political prisoner death row
tennis court terezin.jpg
death row dachau.jpgterezin bike.jpgdachau barracks.jpgTerezin_kids.jpg
death row dachau.jpg
terezin bike.jpg
dachau barracks.jpg
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