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Memory Void

Location: Berlin, Germany – May, 2016
Photographer: Jordan Henry
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Undergraduate Student
Category: Cultural Exchange
Award: 1st Place
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In the artist’s own words: “This photo depicts a portion of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a massive holocaust memorial located at the heart of Berlin. The memorial is a powerful experience, with its somber, concrete slabs - representing the immense, irreplaceable loss of Europe's Jewish communities - clashing with the youthful and vibrant German capital around it. It is a reminder of the hatred and intolerance Germans once expressed toward Jews, and how that hatred rendered an entire people into oblivion. The photo, just as the memorial itself, is stark and haunting."

Memory Void - Photographer Jordan Henry