(in matters of) Karl

Reproduction of polaroid 'View from the Solahütte, Poland, 2008'

In 2007 a photo album was anonymously gifted to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., its content stirring world wide media attention. The album contains more than one hundred images depicting the everyday life of Nazis working in the Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps in Poland. The album is nowadays referred to as the ‘Höcker Album’ named after its owner: Karl Friedrich Höcker.
The photographs reveal the relationships of high ranking officers and auxiliary personnel, they show the people who are depicted living a
‘normal’ life, detached from the horrendous crimes they committed.
(in matters of) Karl is a research-project about the photo album itself and the historic information shown in the images. Besides, it deals with the reproduction of images and the representation of historic images and information in archives. The different layers are held together by the story about my own German heritage.
30x40cm (inclusief witte rand)
Bonjet warmtone 230gr mat papier

€ 250,-

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