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Totems of Peace in the Wake of Terror

Sander de Wilde | Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium

The totems photographed here were to be destroyed the next day, so I photographed them just before on a black cloth I took.

Totems of Peace in the Wake of Terror.

Brussels, Belgium - On the morning of March 22nd, 2016, Brussels was hit with the deadliest act of terrorism in its history. Three bombs, two at the airport and one in the metro station, killed 32 civilians and left hundreds injured.
Documenting the aftermath of the bombs was powerful and tragic, but it didn’t capture the resiliency of the city’s people. What did were the items left in the city center, to remember the attacks. Letters and other totems were archived by the city after two months. The totems photographed here were to be destroyed the next day, so I photographed them just before on a black cloth I took.
This way these totems keep reminding us of these terrible months in 2016.

 

Sander de Wilde is a Dutch photographer stationed in Brussels, Belgium. He shoots portraits and stories for international editors.

 

Sander's often assigned by exciting international photo editors of Le Monde, Die Welt, the Guardian, Times Magazine, Psychology Magazine, Zetland, Zeit, The Wall Street Journal, Hearst Magazines and many others.

 


His self-initiated work gets published in titles like National Geographic, Politico, Knack, Humo, and many others.

+32 495 79 39 22

info@sanderdewilde.com

www.sanderdewilde.com

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