Saturday, April 2, 2011

oren eckhaus

from the series: Oswiecim 2004-2005
images top to bottom: Basia on the Grass, Polish Forest, Sandra and Her Mother, Sola River, Karl in His BMW or Behind the Camp

Oren says about the series: ...By not using the traditional approach of showing fences, guard towers, or using black and white photography, these pictures insert the viewer into the landscape without raising the automatic defense shield that we have when confronted with Holocaust images.

Conceptually, some of the landscape images are taken from the inside out.. The camera sees from the camp point of view to the landscape, revealing to the viewer the inmates' perspective. What we see is what they could see.

see more of oren's work here.