In his series For Most Of It I Have No Words: Genocide, Landscape, Memory, Simon Norfolk photographed landscapes of genocide around the world, including Armenia, Auschwitz, Cambodia, Rwanda, and Vietnam. Here, he features a line of poplars in eastern Turkey that marks the route by which millions of Armenians were forced to march to their death by Ottoman armies in 1915. These photographs “portray the deathly emptiness that one encounters at these sites . . . they are documents like forensic traces at a crime scene,” says Norfolk.
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Simon Norfolk, British, born Nigeria, 1963
Armenia: Poplarsfrom the series For Most Of It I Have No Words: Genocide, Landscape, Memory
- 1997, printed 2001
- Gelatin silver print
- Image: 7 15/16 × 8 in. (20.2 × 20.3 cm) Sheet: 15 15/16 × 12 in. (40.5 × 30.5 cm)
- Credit Line
Gift of Joan Morgenstern in memory of Max Herzstein
- Current Location
- Not on view
- Accession Number
[Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon]; purchased by Joan Morgenstern, Houston, October 27, 2003; given to MFAH, 2008.