Henning Rogge: History Based Landscapes by Matthew MooreJune 4, 2020

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©Henning Rogge, #41 (Rotterbach und Hacksiefen) I must admit, I do not know a lot about Henning Rogge, nor do I know much about his work beyond what I can see in the images. But what I see I absolutely love, and so, I reached out to Henning, who is based in Hamburg and asked if I could include his work here, to which he graciously agreed. I first came across this series, titled Bombenkrater (Bomb Craters) , some years ago in the New York Times Lens Blog. The images are serene color photographs of wooded areas that each contain a similar round depression in the ground made by bombs in the Second World War. Now, seventy plus years later, these scars from World War II have largely healed, leaving only still ponds for us to reflect on. I have read that Henning used aerial maps to ascertain the locations of these craters, and I would imagine that that research was followed by a good bit of hiking. Europe obviously has a long and potent history that is prime for this type of photographic archeology, my own work included. Too often though, these types of projects are comprised of […]

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