Haunting Photos of the German Countryside Reveal Scars Left from WWII Bombs (8 pics)




Henning Rogge, “#45 (Bulau)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 24 x 29 1/8 inches (all photographs courtesy the artist and RH Contemporary Art) Although WWII ended almost 70 years ago, its legacy lives on: in photographs, memories and on our landscape. Walk through the forests of Germany and you’ll see craters or, scars, as German photographer Henning Rogge calls them, that are the aftermath of bombs being dropped from planes. Rogge has been tracking down these craters and photographing them, capturing moments, after decades have elapsed, of earth slowly healing her wounds. An unknowing hiker might easily mistake them for small ponds and nothing more, which is perhaps why these masked scars are so haunting. Rogge’s photographs are part of a group show titled The Beautiful Changes , which is on display at RH Contemporary Art in New York City through September 13, 2014. (via Hyperallergic )

Haunting Photos of the German Countryside Reveal Scars Left from WWII Bombs

Henning Rogge, “#41 (Rotterbach und Hacksiefen)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

Henning Rogge, “#41 (Rotterbach und Hacksiefen)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

Henning Rogge, “#1 (Stolpe-Sud)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 24 x 29 1/8 inches

Henning Rogge, “#1 (Stolpe-Sud)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 24 x 29 1/8 inches

Henning Rogge, “#54 (Altwarmbuchener Moor)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

Henning Rogge, “#54 (Altwarmbuchener Moor)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

Henning Rogge, “#58 (Projensdorfer Geholz)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

Henning Rogge, “#58 (Projensdorfer Geholz)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

Henning Rogge, “#66 (Mascheroder Holz)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

Henning Rogge, “#66 (Mascheroder Holz)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

Henning Rogge, “#79 (Munsterbusch)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

Henning Rogge, “#79 (Munsterbusch)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

Henning Rogge, “#83 (Beerenbruch)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches

Henning Rogge, “#83 (Beerenbruch)” (2013), Analogue C-print, 18 3/16 x 22 inches




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