For most of it I have no words

by Simon Norfolk


Photographs: Simon Norfolk

Text: Michael Ignatieff

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

220 pages

Pictures: 80 duotones

Year: 1998

ISBN: 1-899235-66-3

Price: 25

Comments: Hardback, 225mm x 320mm

It is a commonly held belief, although a myth nonetheless, that the birds refuse to sing amongst the remains of the death camp at Auschwitz; but it is certainly one of the quietest places on God's earth. Perhaps this is because it is somewhere from which He turned and walked away.'

Simon Norfolk has photographed sites of genocide. The names ring like a death toll for the twentieth century – Rwanda, Cambodia, Vietnam, Auschwitz, Dresden, Ukraine, Armenia, Namibia ... Charged with emotional intensity Norfolk's photographs document the human traces left behind: a tooth Iying in a field, or the worn steps of a death camp.

Published in 1998, it marked the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations convention on genocide. With the twentieth century now at a close this book is a profound comment on its worst atrocities.

Michael Ignatieff now a well known Canadian politician was previously a leading UK based writer, broadcaster and commentator on twentieth century history and culture.


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For most of it I have no words

by Simon Norfolk


Photographs: Simon Norfolk

Text: Michael Ignatieff

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

220 pages

Pictures: 80 duotones

Year: 1998

ISBN: 1-899235-66-3

Price: 25

Comments: Hardback, 225mm x 320mm

It is a commonly held belief, although a myth nonetheless, that the birds refuse to sing amongst the remains of the death camp at Auschwitz; but it is certainly one of the quietest places on God's earth. Perhaps this is because it is somewhere from which He turned and walked away.'

Simon Norfolk has photographed sites of genocide. The names ring like a death toll for the twentieth century – Rwanda, Cambodia, Vietnam, Auschwitz, Dresden, Ukraine, Armenia, Namibia ... Charged with emotional intensity Norfolk's photographs document the human traces left behind: a tooth Iying in a field, or the worn steps of a death camp.

Published in 1998, it marked the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations convention on genocide. With the twentieth century now at a close this book is a profound comment on its worst atrocities.

Michael Ignatieff now a well known Canadian politician was previously a leading UK based writer, broadcaster and commentator on twentieth century history and culture.


More books by Simon Norfolk

more books tagged »Nigerian« | >> see all

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For most of it I have no words

by Simon Norfolk


Photographs: Simon Norfolk

Text: Michael Ignatieff

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

220 pages

Pictures: 80 duotones

Year: 1998

ISBN: 1-899235-66-3

Price: 25

Comments: Hardback, 225mm x 320mm

It is a commonly held belief, although a myth nonetheless, that the birds refuse to sing amongst the remains of the death camp at Auschwitz; but it is certainly one of the quietest places on God's earth. Perhaps this is because it is somewhere from which He turned and walked away.'

Simon Norfolk has photographed sites of genocide. The names ring like a death toll for the twentieth century – Rwanda, Cambodia, Vietnam, Auschwitz, Dresden, Ukraine, Armenia, Namibia ... Charged with emotional intensity Norfolk's photographs document the human traces left behind: a tooth Iying in a field, or the worn steps of a death camp.

Published in 1998, it marked the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations convention on genocide. With the twentieth century now at a close this book is a profound comment on its worst atrocities.

Michael Ignatieff now a well known Canadian politician was previously a leading UK based writer, broadcaster and commentator on twentieth century history and culture.


More books by Simon Norfolk

more books tagged »Nigerian« | >> see all

more books tagged »war« | >> see all

more books tagged »death« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com