I used to set my students an assignment around Anzac Day. This time I decided to take on the challenge myself. I tried to convey the “feel” of this event by restricting the camera I would use to a toy camera, using only one roll of film and photographing only from the car. All [...]
This and similar images around the theme of the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster were made two years after the incident, when it began to emerge how many thousands would suffer for years. Not just people either, all flora and fauna in the area was affected by mutations and degenerative diseases.
Shaving the “Star of David” into the fur coat and exhibiting it with the title “Survival” created many layers of meaning and interpretation.
The title for this image, “Goetterdammerung”, comes from Wagner’s opera “The Twilight of the Gods”, the last of his ring trilogy. This is equivalent to a day of reckoning and I’m sure such a day will come for USA. This image anticipates it..
Work based on my reflections on the Germany I left behind and the arrest of Bommi Baumann.