Silent Fields : Memorial Sites of the Great War
Photographs of absolute tranquility from the war sites and cemeteries of Flanders Fields. Bart Heirweg spent two years photographing the war sites and emotive landscapes of Flanders Silent Fields. His journey took him from Nieuwpoort to Koksijde, via Veurne, Diksmuide, Ieper (Ypres) and Poperinge, and through the Heuvelland all the way to the northern French border at Wervicq and Comines.
Heirweg shot his photographs mainly in the early morning or late evening, at times of the day when these locations are literally 'at peace', neither seen or visited; the result is a series of images that are uniquely serene, thought-provoking and ultimately moving. Text in English and Dutch.