The Tourism of War

Utah Beach, from the series The Normandy Beaches: We Are Making A New World, by Simon Norfolk.

11 Nov - 30 Jan 2015

4.30pm to 6.30pm

The Tourism of War

Opening party and artist talk: Tuesday 11 November, 16.30 - 18.30
Exhibition run: November 11, 2014 - January 30, 2015

This exhibition explores how battlefields are spaces of memory and remembrance, and can become sites of pilgrimage for those who wish to remember the loss of their loved ones. Works from three photographers who have engaged with the ‘hollows of memory’ that the landscape contains is represented. These are the World War One postcards of before and after the destruction of the Belgian town of Ypres made by the Antony Brothers, the British First World War Cemeteries documented by Daniel Alexander, and the D-day landing beaches photographed by Simon Norfolk. The works are curated by Paul Lowe.

This is a Photography and the Archive Research Centre event in association with the LCC Graduate School.


Please RSVP for the opening party to r.christian@lcc.arts.ac.uk

Image Credit: Utah Beach, from the series The Normandy Beaches: We Are Making A New World, by Simon Norfolk.