"What Remains of the Day – Memories of World War II" grapples with time and memory in contemporary Germany through images of places and people. I photograph a range of places that evoke the horrors of the Nazi regime by overexposing the photos so that only traces of the resulting images are recorded. Much like memory, the photographs are fragmented and ambiguous, and either in color or black and white. I overexpose the images of places for one second for every year since the war ended. For example, photos taken in 2016 (71 years after the end of WWII) were overexposed for 71 seconds. I explore people through portraits and interviews. I select a range of people who witnessed the war: including (Holocaust) survivors, Nazi supporters, German bystanders, and Allied veterans. These interviews present personal perspectives on the war and the Hitler regime.
Prisoners' Barracks (Stalag XB, Sandbostel, Germany)Valley of Death (Flossenbuerg Memorial and Museum, Germany)Foundation of SS Reich Main Security Office, Gestapo headquarters,Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz where the Final Solution to Jewish Ghetto (Krakow, Poland)Reich Chancellory (Berlin, Germany)Location from where the Nuremberg Laws were announced Location of the Hitler Bunker and Reich Chancellory (Berlin, Germany)Heavy Load-Bearing Body (Berlin, Germany)Prisoners' Barracks (Stalag XB, Sandbostel, Germany)Gleisdreieck ("Track Triangle") near Anhalter Bahnhof (Berlin,Germany)Pond in which the ashes were disposed after cremation Congress Hall (Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Nuremberg, Germany)Destroyed Crematorium (Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, Poland)Below Forest (Germany)"Arbeit macht frei" at the entrance gate to Auschwitz IWatchtower (Dachau Memorial and Museum, Germany)Foundation of Prisoners' Barracks (Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum)Artificial Harbor for the Invasion of Normandy Gold Beach (France)Point du Hoc (Atlantic Wall Fortifications) (France)Tibor S.Adelheid M.Peter S.Renee F.Bunn Tate P.Heinz L.Friedrich D.Eve W.Felix P.Installation shot by Nicolo Sertorio