Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"A state of silence"

History sometimes can be perceived as too big to be confined within the space of a photograph, as Lithuanian artist Indre Serpytyte shows with her work on the memories fron the Cold War in her native region. 

When no image can convey the scale of what happened, then maybe the best choice is to focus on small details: a military hat, some small models of houses or images of dark shelters under tall trees become the only way to remember the loss of somebody we loved, the cruelties perpetrated by the authorities and the resistance carried on by many.

All images © Indre Serpytyte

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