Death Landscapes, Hubert Humka

Blow Up Press

We often admire the beauty of surrounding landscape. We admire its landform, plants, we contemplate HERE and NOW. But if and how often we think about what actually happened in this place in the PAST? To a large extent it depends on our knowledge of the particular place’s history. But what if we don’t know anything about it?

Death Landscapes is the second book by Hubert Humka, author of the iconic work titled Evil Man, a lecturer at the Łódź Film School’s Photography faculty. This time, Humka deals with the landscape, but in a typical for him way – he talks about landscapes marked by their history, contaminated landscapes. On the one hand, they are idyllic, but on the other, they contain the stigma of the events that they silently witnessed. In the seemingly immovable landscape, one can find cracks, splits, even physical scars. The traumatic events that left them were of different nature: from collective (war battle or terrorist attack) to tragedies affecting a single man (suicide or victim of a murder).

Published by Blow Up Press
Edition of 250 (English versions)
316 pages
178 × 246 mm
ISBN: 9788393991778

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