When War is Over, Published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in Feb 2016, copies now available here.
1.7 million Commonwealth War dead from the First and Second World Wars are commemorated individually and by name, on graves and memorials in 153 countries throughout the world. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains these 2,500 cemeteries, 21,000 other burial grounds and 200 memorials to the missing. This involves an international industry of administrators, quarrymen, stone cutters and gardeners. They respond to queries from relatives, update records, tend to the landscape and repair or replace worn and damaged headstones – each year some 22,000 are replaced. This ongoing maintenance has created a form of living memorial, which continually regenerates.
When War is Over investigates this through archival material and through photographs of the maintenance and construction process. Aerial satellite images of the cemeteries emphasize the monumental scale of death and the world wide reach of these sites of commemoration. Avoiding the familiar and the sentimental in order to investigate contemporary ideas of permanence, process and ongoing commemoration; the photographs and design of the book emphasise the inherent tension in the Commission’s aim to commemorate the individual through the uniform treatment of the many.
Available to purchase:
- Signed copies of the book - £30.00 + postage*
- Limited edition prints**, each with a signed copy of the book.
The images below are available in the following editions***.
12" x 16" print, edition of 30. Signed and numbered. Giclee print on Hahnemühle Pearl, book included - £100
20" x 24" print, edition of 10, Signed and numbered, Giclee print on Hahnemühle Pearl, book included - £300
*Book postage - UK free, Europe £5, Rest of the World £10.00
Print & book postage - UK £5, Europre £10, Rest of the World £20.00
*Prints will be posted within 15 working days of receipt of order.
** Print sizes indicate the full paper size the print is on, the image size is slightly smaller depending on the format of the image and allowing for a white border around the image.
These prints are available.
If you would like to purchase a different image from the project please email me to discuss availability.