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Finding Memories #11

By rosie42  
~ Jan ~

At just 13 years of age, Polish-born Jan was forcibly taken from her school by Nazi soldiers and made to work 12-hour shifts in a German munitions factory, her parents already dead. Her future husband worked in the same factory complex, but they didnít meet until after the war in 1945 because he worked different shifts.

The couple came to Tasmania in 1948, where her husband was contracted to work on the Gordon River Hydro-Electric Scheme. With very limited English, Janís first job in Tasmania was serving on tables in the St Virgil College dining room.

Today Jan is proud of her three sons and five grandchildren, likes to walk and particularly enjoys playing lawn bowls with her friends.

~~~

This series features people who have made Tasmania their home since moving from far flung places, each a stranger to me until the day we met to make the images. Each shared with me an amazing life story and it's been an absolute pleasure to spend time listening to their memories, some of which accompany the images here.

Finding Memories #1
Finding Memories #2
Finding Memories #3
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Finding Memories #5
Finding Memories #6
Finding Memories #7
Finding Memories #8
Finding Memories #9
Finding Memories #10
Finding Memories #12
Finding Memories #13
Finding Memories #14

The images are deliberately unconstructed and rely solely on available light.

Thank you for looking - all feedback (+/-) gratefully received ... best viewed large.

Susie :o)

Tags: Traditional darkroom Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: patisabat, jaecat, funkeldink and 17 more


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31 Jan 2008 10:52AM
Well I'd say the available light was on your side, cracking image!

Pat

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jaecat 12 29 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2008 11:07AM
great image and amazing story too.great light
funkeldink 16 1.6k 1 Australia
31 Jan 2008 12:05PM
spot on .... hope yer funkeeeeeeeee
MDaniel 13 3 3 Ghana
31 Jan 2008 12:22PM
enjoying these shots
lostintime 12 13 5 Germany
31 Jan 2008 4:39PM
Great shot, love the story behind it.
Alexandra
1 Feb 2008 2:23PM
good series, the quality of the images is consistently good. I enjoy reading the short stories. Short enough and still plenty full of information.
They add value to the photos and not the other way around.
rosie42 15 7 Australia
2 Feb 2008 9:31AM
Thank you for stopping by Pat, Jane, Fred, Mark, Alexandra and Robert!

Susie :o)

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