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Orbituaries

Posted by
Pawn (Den Haag, Netherlands) on 3 August 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture.

In 2002, seven years after the end of the Yugoslavian Homeland War (1991 - 1995) I visited the Croatian city of Zadar. I was struck by this image. A bulletin board with mixed content: orbituaries and a soccer game anouncement, footed with garbage and next to a window with a 'beheaded' tailor dummy. Not to get too depressed by this image full of symbolism, the LG airconditioning logo winks. I categorized this shot as Lifestyle & Culture.

NIKON E995 1/150 second F/3.3 ISO 100 9 mm

Photography has done at least as much to deaden conscience as to arouse it.
- Susan Sontag, in 'On Photography' (1977)

NIKON E995
1/150 second
F/3.3
ISO 100
9 mm

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