September 21st, 2012, 04:30 PM
Great b/w shots, thanks for sharing.
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September 21st, 2012, 04:43 PM
The thing about life is that it carries on regardless of what has gone on before. While we were in Birkenau, along with the respectful visitors, we came across deer crossing the ruins of the camp. This place, away from the tour groups, was quite peaceful. Odd to say, it was also quite pleasant. Without the museum and the history books/films, you would have no sense of what happened there. That's the frightening thing about Auschwitz-Birkenau.
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September 21st, 2012, 04:59 PM
Very moody and moving photos, especially the imposing photo of the main building behind the barbed wire, the train, and the photos of the Orthodox gentlemen (the dim interior photo with the blurred image of the man and the shot of the man beyond the window in particular). It must have been very, very uncomfortable to be in that environment. Thanks for sharing not just your photos but your thoughts and emotions of the experience.
September 21st, 2012, 05:50 PM
Thanks for sharing your pictures. I think your pictures are superb and very powerful, and I'm glad that you told your story through your descriptions of the pictures too.
September 21st, 2012, 06:58 PM
The old photo B&W treatment, really adds power to the story/memories expressed in the images. Thank you, for exposing yourself, to the emotions of the visit and documentation. How easily we forget! Out of sight, out of mind.
September 21st, 2012, 07:57 PM
September 21st, 2012, 08:16 PM
Powerful shots Briar. I never visited Auschwitz, and to be honest I am not sure if I would take my camera if I went. I wonder if it would not be inappropriate to practice our hobby in a place so filled with human tragedy and despair. At the same time I realize it is also because of visits like these that we keep the memory alive so that we may never forget what mankind at its worst is capable of. Your pictures display nothing but the greatest respect and I applaud you for that. These are not holiday pics and as such I think it is important the we share these, so many thanks for posting!
September 21st, 2012, 08:48 PM
I agree with everyone else, thanks so much for posting these photos for those who have not had the chance to go but need to remember what happened. It was a terrible thing that happened and should never be allowed to happen again. Your photos are amazing and respectful. I too particularly chose the one from inside the window looking out with the man passing. Those poor people and what they went through....................
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September 21st, 2012, 10:14 PM
Some of these photographs are very subtle, yet so powerful they cause grief and pain for something I have no memory of.....only knowledge of through history lessons and archive footage. Photography is a good thing, it reminds, it educates....it records for posterity. Never be ashamed of taking photographs here if it is for these reasons.
September 22nd, 2012, 02:50 AM
Hello Karen and thank you very much for sharing your journey and the pictures that convey to me the feeling of the place. Very powerful pictures and profound account of what the place has been and what it is now. How most of the other people felt is a pitty but what is important is how you felt, how it moved you and compelled you to share with us.
Exceptional photos and account, it should be widely shared!
Last edited by KianO; September 22nd, 2012 at 02:57 AM.
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