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Benjamin Beker

1961 (Kosmaj), from the series 'War Memorial Installation'

College/University: Royal College of Art
Course Level/Title: MA Photography
Date: 2008

War Memorial Installation is a series depicting Serbian war memorials that have been isolated and de-historicised by placing them against a plain background. From large monumental sculptures to modest memorials found in smaller communities, Beker scales his subjects down to the same proportions through this photographic process. The monuments become both neutralised and fetishised, transformed into almost toy-like objects. www.benjaminbeker.com
1961 (Kosmaj), from the series 'War Memorial Installation'
1961 (Kosmaj), from the series 'War Memorial Installation'
1979 (Sopot), from the series 'War Memorial Installation'
1968 (Kragujevac), from the series 'War Memorial Installation'
1967 (Golubovac), from the series 'War Memorial Installation'
1951 (Valjevo), from the series 'War Memorial Installation'
1980 (Kragujevac), from the series 'War Memorial Installation'
1981 (Kragujevac), from the series 'War Memorial Installation'
1999 (Valjevo), from the series 'War Memorial Installation'
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