September 2, 2011
The Ghosts of Auschwitz-Birkenau Exhibition
The Ghosts of Auschwitz-Birkenau will be appearing at the Old Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, CO from September 9th through October 14th, 2011.
There will be an Opening Reception at 6 pm on September 9th, and I will be in attendance.
Here is my artist statement from this portfolio:
“No, it wasn’t Seppi; it was human–quite distinctly human.”
- Satan points out that no other creature on the planet would treat another this way…except humans.
- I had not intended to photograph during my tour of the camps but after being there a few minutes, I felt compelled. With every step I wondered about the people whose feet had walked in exactly the same footsteps. I wondered if their spirits still lingered there today.
And so I photographed ghosts.
If you haven’t seen these images in person, there is a quality to them that cannot be conveyed by an electronic image on a computer screen. If you are in the area, I hope to see you next Friday evening.