PROJECTS

Tears of Stone: World War I Remembered
1999-2003
Archival pigment prints

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With so many years having passed since the carnage of the First World War, do people in today’s world still continue to care about the millions of individuals who died? If so, how is this expressed? A desire to answer these questions became the catalyst for this body of work, the results of which serve both as a reminder of the ongoing cost of historical events and as a mirror to the human condition.

This project embraces the reality that both older and newer technologies can creatively work hand in hand. As such, it was executed using a combination of traditional and contemporary photographic techniques. Two medium format film cameras – a handmade pinhole panoramic camera and a modern swing-lens panoramic camera – were used to produce this project. The resulting negatives were scanned and digitally printed on archival paper, the rough surface of which echoes the nature of the stone surfaces of the monuments and memorials.

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