“Narrating Absences, Narrating History”


An excerpt from “Narrating Absences, Narrating History” over at Warscapes, which explores photographer Gustavo Germano’s project Absences:

The work is about emptiness, the incommensurable void left by the violence on people and communities in Argentina during the military regime from 1976 to 1983. Germano took his camera and returned to the places where the missing victims of state repression had once lived. By juxtaposing the original images of the disappeared to the pictures taken in the same exact places thirty years later, he captured the brutal impact left by their absences: an empty place at a table, an arm laid toward nothingness, a deserted beach.




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