In the early years of the 20th century in the then German colonial South West Africa an indigenous revolt was put down with meticulous savagery by the German commander in charge, Gen. von Trotha. Today it is a little know colonial episode, but in hindsight it displayed all of the ferocity of what was to come in the 1930s and 40s. In this photo book I have allowed von Trotha to narrate unapologetically through excerpts from his own brutal, proto-national socialist declarations, surrounded by archival images from both ca. 1900 DSWA and those of today's Namibia.
This book was entered and shortlisted at Kassel Fotobook Festival 2014 (http://2014.fotobookfestival.org).
Dublin Institute of Technology graduate (Photography), 2009 Graduate work mentioned in Irish Times article 'Plenty of Talent in the Class of 2009' (Wed June 6th, 2009) Speaker at 'Photography and International Conflict', 2009 (UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies). Paper: “The Fog of Photography: Newsweek & the Vietnam War” Exhibited as part of 'The Thing That Bruises You' (PhotoIreland Festival, 2010) Asuka.co.uk's 'Book of the Month' October 2010 Short-listed for 'Dummy Award' at Foto Book Festival 2011, Kassel 'Your Shot', National Geographic Magazine, June 2011 Honorable Mention, 2011 IPA Int'l Photography Awards: Architecture, 'Cityscapes Pro' & Fine Art, 'Other', Pro Blurb, PNB shortlist, Documentary, 2011 Finalist National Geographic Contest 2011 Eye for an Ear, Open Salon, Arles, 2012 Contributor to Camera Obscura (www.co-mag.net) 2012 - Eye for an Ear, China House, Malaysia, 2013 E Book Show Participant, 2013