• Tom Licht Father, Son and The War
  • Tom Licht Father, Son and The War
  • Tom Licht Father, Son and The War
  • Tom Licht Father, Son and The War
  • Tom Licht Father, Son and The War
  • Tom Licht Father, Son and The War

Tom Licht Father, Son and The War

In 2013 German photographer Tom Licht (b. 1972) took off with his father (b. 1940) on a somewhat different kind of road trip: from their small home village in Southern Thuringia thousands of kilometers eastward, on the search for the place where, 72 years previously, his grandfather, 35 years old at the time, had fallen during an attack on a Russian village in the war. The mismatched father-and-son pair sets off on an extended search for clues that follows the erstwhile route of the Wehrmacht regiment of their unknown medical NCO until just outside Moscow and, in doing so, is confronted with barely healed scars of the 2nd World War just as it must face its own, hitherto unspoken psychological wounds. The highly personal photographs that Tom Licht brings back from this journey and now publishes in this book enable us only to intuit how, against the backdrop of the horrors of war and by the example of a specific, tragic family history, the millions-fold fate of a fatherless postwar generation is showing its effects to this day. Tom Licht completed the postgraduate course at the Ostkreuz School of Photography in Berlin under Ute Mahler and Robert Lyons. He lives and works in Zurich and Berlin.


Hardcover 30 x 24 cm 108 pages 70 color illustrations English, German Available ISBN 978-3-86828-616-8 2015

Artist:

Tom Licht

Texts:

Anne-Kristin Jahn


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Exhibitions

PORTRAITS – HELLERAU PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden
09.02.– 02.04.2018

Exhibition of the second postgraduate class of the Ostkreuzschule for Photography, Direktorenhaus, Berlin
16. – 30.04.2016

Fotodoks Festival, Munich
13. – 18.10.2015

 

 

Book Signing

station 21, Zürich
28.05.15, 18 Uhr

Bildband Berlin
04.07.15, 18 Uhr

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