For Most of it I Have No Words: Genocide, Landscape, Memory

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Dewi Lewis, 1998 - Photography - 200 pages
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Simon Norfolk has photographed sites of genocide. The names ring like a death toll for the 20th century - Rwanda, Cambodia, Vietnam, Auschwitz, Dresden, Ukraine, Armenia, Namibia... Charged with emotional intensity Norfolk's photographs document the human traces left behind: a tooth lying in a field, or the worn steps of a death camp. 9 December 1998 marked the 50th anniversary of the United Nations convention on genocide. With the 20th century now at a close this book is a profound comment on its worst atrocities.

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About the author (1998)

Winner of the 2002 European Publishers' Award for Photography, Simon Norfolk won the Olivier Rebbot Award in 2003 and was short-listed for the CitiBank Prize. In 2004 he received a prestigious International Centre of Photography Infinity Award, and the Terence Donovan from the Royal Photographic Society.

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