SEEING MEMORIALS

These photographs of atrocity sites, memorials, military cemeteries, and battlefields reflect my interest in the violent turning-points that have formed our modern world - and how their commemorations tend to become elegiac, only partially legible, and sometimes a little offbeat. I work with toy cameras, a 4x5 view camera for more formal views and larger prints, and some digital color images. I print in pigment inkjet or Platinum-Palladium. The project can be presented in many forms - a small group of images were exhibited at Corners Gallery in Ithaca, NY, and nearly fifty pieces were presented as an installation at CSMA, also in Ithaca. Here they are divided into several groups, linked below:

A FORMAL FEELING

READINGS IN MASS VIOLENCE

SEEING/UNITED STATES

SEEING/EUROPE/SOLDIERS

SEEING/EUROPE/CITIZENS

FAMILY READINGS

PAINTED/STAINED

Related work: Site/Sight and The More That Is Taken Away

Statement

Section of installation at CSMA, Ithaca, NY: images of texts 

Formal images of memorials at Nazi camps: installation at CSMA, Ithaca, NY

Platinum-Palladium prints at Corners Gallery, Ithaca, NY