Photographs by Cary Markerink.
Ideas on Paper, 2009. 200+ pp., 30 color and black & white images in main book, 16x12".
Memory Traces is an uncoventional photo-book which relates to notions about landscape(photography), culture, history and memory. The publication consists of a large format (41 x 30,5 cm - 16 x 12 inch) main photo-book and two smaller booklets (Dark Star & Höffding Step) housed in a printed carton box.
In Memory Traces a selection of large-format landscape photographs are combined with a multi-layered range of texts including travelogues, written photographs and a short story.
Dark Star is consists of family photographs found in an abandoned and looted house near to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
The photographs were made between 1997 and 2008 in Sarajevo, Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Berlin, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Ronneburg, Bikini Atoll, My Lai & Khe San and Chernobyl.
The monumental design is by Irma Boom and the high-quality printing is by 1455 Fine Art Printers, Hasselt.