Rest dignified on sacred ground my brother and together we will find the path to the blessing of reconciliation

These photos were taken on the eve of All Saints’ day 2015 in Žale cemetery, Ljubljana. The tradition is to spend two nights honouring the dead. All the cemeteries are lit up from the candles. These photos are taken of the remembrances from the civil war and Second World War in Yugoslavia. The first is for … More Rest dignified on sacred ground my brother and together we will find the path to the blessing of reconciliation

Commemorative walk over the Karavanke mountains

The route that was taken by the Slovenian Home Guard and civilians in May 1945, to surrender to the British in Austria at the end of the Second World War and civil war in Yugoslavia. They surrendered to the British believing that they would treat them more humanely than the Communists. The British sent them … More Commemorative walk over the Karavanke mountains

“..and now we are speechless among cast off things.” “..in zdaj smo brez besed med zavrženimi stvarmi”

The quote in the title has been taken from a poem by Jože Snoj, see later for full reference to the poem. The poem is about a rubbish dump, but I think these words sum up the subject of my photograph. The photograph was taken in Teharje, Slovenia. This is the site where many bodies … More “..and now we are speechless among cast off things.” “..in zdaj smo brez besed med zavrženimi stvarmi”

Finished my first two public speaking engagements

Yesterday, I completed the second of two public speaking engagements. One in Birmingham and the other in London at Fertility Fest http://www.fertilityfest.com A festival looking at assisted reproduction and creative responses to the experience. I was showing my work “Photos I’ll never take” and  speaking alongside Katie Barlow and Jodie Day, at the dour sounding … More Finished my first two public speaking engagements

ID cards

Just found my Dad’s ID cards, from when he was an Asylum seeker after the second world war.