Mues Design

Selected by Josef Chladek as one of his Top 10 Photobooks of 2013

Shortlisted for PHotoEspaña 2014 Best Photography Book of the Year Award

Runner-up for the History Book Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2014

What looks like a detail of an old map, the outlines of unrecognisable countries on the cover, turns out to be the fuzzy remains of black card board left on the back of a photograph, which has been hastily removed from an album.

There are 82 photographs per volume, taken by unknown individuals during world war II.
Volume 1 tells the story of war and destruction, traces left in our landscapes and towns. Devoid of human life, eerie yet cruelly beautiful.

Volume 2 focusses on human loss, displacement, suffering, the horrors of war reflected in people’s faces.

Each volume finishes with a section showcasing the photo prints as facsimile objects. Taken out of their original context of personal albums and collections they look naked and a little lost on the page. The versos often scribbled on by the photograph’s author or a relative are mostly fragmented and mysterious.

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Archive of Modern Conflict

Selected by Josef Chladek as one of his Top 10 Photobooks of 2013

Shortlisted for PHotoEspaña 2014 Best Photography Book of the Year Award

Runner-up for the History Book Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2014

What looks like a detail of an old map, the outlines of unrecognisable countries on the cover, turns out to be the fuzzy remains of black card board left on the back of a photograph, which has been hastily removed from an album.

There are 82 photographs per volume, taken by unknown individuals during world war II.
Volume 1 tells the story of war and destruction, traces left in our landscapes and towns. Devoid of human life, eerie yet cruelly beautiful.

Volume 2 focusses on human loss, displacement, suffering, the horrors of war reflected in people’s faces.

Each volume finishes with a section showcasing the photo prints as facsimile objects. Taken out of their original context of personal albums and collections they look naked and a little lost on the page. The versos often scribbled on by the photograph’s author or a relative are mostly fragmented and mysterious.