Growing Pains - Timor Lest, The First 10 YearsIn 1999, after 25 years of Indonesian rule, the people of East Timor went to the polls to vote in a referendum offering Independence or self-autonomy. The resistance and protracted guerrilla war that ensued Indonesia’s invasion in 1976 had resulted in an estimated 100 000 people dead and the East Timorese overwhelmingly voted for full independence. In response, military backed Militia, loyal to Indonesia, went on a rampage, destroying 70% of the country’s infrastructure and forcing an estimated 300 000 people across the border into Indonesian West Timor.
Order was returned after the intervention of the Australian led InterFET force and Timor started its path to independence under the guidance of the United Nations. The 20th of May 2002 saw the birth of the 21st century’s newest Nation, Timor Leste, b...
Marks of Honour A Striking LibraryMarks of Honour - A Striking Library
Marks of Honour is a photo book project and exhibition organised and curated by Nina Poppe and Verena Loewenhaupt.
MoH was conceived in order to reveal the inspiration that a new generation of photographers have gained from the history of photography in the form of books.
13 international photographers were invited to pay artistic tribute to a publication that has been influential to their own work.
All participating works are limited to three copies, each containing the original photo book and its accompanying homage.
The exhibiton MoH/08 displays the variety of inspirational sources and their tributes through a combination of different media.
Marks of Honour is an ongoing project that aims to create a striking library of contemporary photo books.