Silent Fields

Posted on centenarynews.com on 29 January 2014
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Author: Bart Heirweg
Publication Date: 29 January 2014

Publisher’s Description

“Bart Heirweg spent two years photographing the war sites and landscapes of Flanders Fields. For this, he travelled from Nieuwpoort to Koksijde, via Veurne, Diksmuide, Ieper (Ypres) and Poperinge, and through the Heuvelland all the way to the northern French border at Wervicq and Comines. Heirweg shot his photographs mainly in the early morning or late evening, at times of day when the ordinary visitor does not get to see these world famous locations. The outcome was a series of images of unique tranquillity. The best of them are collected in this book.

Heirweg gives in his book a contemporary impression of the historic locations and events. His photographs represent, beside a historical perspective, also an aesthetic aspect of the memory.
 
An original photo book with a unique angle of incidence. The book consists of about 150 photographs of military cemeteries and war sites.”

Centenary News Comment

This is a stunning collection of photographs of World War One memorial sites. The photographs taken at dawn are not to be missed.

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