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Feature - Memento Park: Relics of History’s Dark Chapters
Matt Black
(How should society deal with controversial monuments that bear testimony to a difficult past? Matt Black provides a photographic meditation on relics of Communism.)

The late Czeslaw Milosz, Nobel-prize-winning Polish poet, prose writer, translator, and diplomat, engaged with ideas surrounding Central and Eastern Europe’s history in living memory. In his 1980 Nobel lecture, Milosz considered how “a certain equilibrium” could be achieved with the perspective offered by space and time: “A distance achieved, thanks to the mystery of time, must not change events, landscapes, human figures into a tangle...

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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Busts of Lenin and Stalin. Memento Park....
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Young Lenin memorial. Memento Park.
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Memorial bust to Tibor Szamuelzy, an...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Memorial to Georgi Mihailov Dimitrov,...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Bela Kun Memorial. Be´la Kun was a Hungarian...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. The remains of a monument to Stalin...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Entrance to Memento Park with the remains...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Entrance to Memento Park, an open air...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Hungarian-Soviet Friendship Memorial....
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Memorial to Jozsef Kalamr, a communist...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Soviet Heroes' Memorial. Memento Park....
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Monument to the Martyrs of the Counter-Revolution....
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Bela Kun Memorial. Be´la Kun was a Hungarian...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Memorials to Steinmetz and Ostapenko,...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Memorials to Captains Steinmetz and...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from War Memorial to the Buda...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from a poem by Gyula Illyés,...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from a poem by Gyula Illyés,...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from a relief decorating the...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. Liberating Soviet Soldier Memorial....
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from Soviet Heroes' Memorial....
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from SERIES of the Monument to...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from SERIES of the Monument to...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from a SERIES of the Monument...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from a SERIES of the Monument...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. SERIES from the Monument to the Heroes...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from a relief decorating the...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from a relief decorating the...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from a relief decorating the...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from SERIES of a relief decorating...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from SERIES of a relief decorating...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. DETAIL from SERIES of a relief decorating...
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HUNGARY. Budapest. 2017. SERIES from a relief decorating the...
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