This powerful and moving exhibition of 88 photographs was selected from several thousand images produced over a twelve-year period by the internationally-renowned English photographer Michael Kenna. Beginning in 1988, Kenna visited the locations of Nazi concentration and extermination camps in Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Belgium, France, Italy, Holland and Latvia.
His goal was to convey, from his own subjective point of view, what he himself found impossible to forget about the camps: the inexpressible suffering of the victims that can only be hinted at by the haunting emptiness of the camps. His images convey a meditative quality, inviting viewers to thoughtfully contemplate the expressive landscapes that, through their histories, evoke the disturbing realities of the camps. Seen together in this exhibition, the images resonate a greater truth that challenges our collective conscience to avoid repeating this dark and sinister part of human history.
Impossible to Forget: The Nazi Camps Fifty Years After is organized by Patrimoine Photographique, Paris, with the support of the French Ministry of Culture, and is toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions (CATE), Los Angeles.
Sponsored by Worth & Company, with additional support from Burton Cohen and Silverman Family Partnerships. Media Sponsor: Jewish Exponent.