Full Empty Places
Reportage on Polish Concentration Camps.
Exhibited at Palazzo Reale-Duomo, Milan 2003
Black & White 35mm Film
"Like from a forgotten place the light is surreal. The researched perspectives and the peculiar cropping add emotion to the pictures, and show you remnants from the past that awaken the tragedy.
As you gaze upon the images, your silent listening can hear the suffering and desperation of the people who passed through the camps without a real identity.
Deborah shows me her images in silence. She explains that she was petrified and apparently without emotion. Then she tells me of her eyes full of tears and the emotions she could not longer bear.
Deborah’s images transmit all the horror and the tragedy of the Holocaust with a modest simplicity. They help us to imagine and remember the past that history should not forget but often does.
The author herself talks about “Full and Empty” places. Her images appear empty, but in reality they are full with pain and death, but most of all they are full of hope that this will never happen again. "
Maria Cristina Didero)
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