At the going down of the sun. A talk by Marko Dutka 12 September at the Camera club.
In May 2014 Marko began a personal project photographing Commonwealth War Graves at Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol.
The project has expanded greatly since then and will be installed throughout Bristol Cathedral in September, October and November 2018. It will be the Cathedral’s main commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One.
Marko has obtained access to a variety of gravesites in Bristol, Bath and the surrounding region and is now working in collaboration with amongst others the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and The Royal British Legion.
As well as allied graves Marko has photographed a number of other types of related war sites including victims of the Bristol and Bath Blitz, Luftwaffe Pilot graves, Bomb and Air crash sites.
What makes these images unique is that they are all photographed at night and the everyday traces of human activity such as light pollution, car and plane trails all speak about our continued relationship with the people caught up in these tragic events.
Marko will talk about the challenges that this kind of photography presents, about the cathedral exhibition itself and will illustrate the talk with a variety of images from the project so far and some of the stories about the people involved.
If you have an interest in these events, in night-time photography or in how to take a personal project into the public realm this talk is for you.
You can find out more about the project on Facebook: At the going down of the sun photography.