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Finding Memories #12

By rosie42  
~ Yenni ~

In the final days of World War II, Yenni and her Czech–Hungarian family were part of the civilian population trapped between retreating and advancing armies. In 1969, one year after the Czechoslovakian democracy movement was crushed by the Russians, the family received immigrant permits to Australia.

A vivacious, strong woman, Yenni’s tale is that of a survivor. After losing everything, leaving everything behind, what remains are the truly civilised, profoundly human values she carried within her when all outward accoutrements had been lost or destroyed. Yenni still feels emotional on hearing the Hungarian, Slovakian or Russian anthems. She cries when she hears the song "I Still Call Australia Home".

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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
Finding Memories #4
Finding Memories #5
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Finding Memories #7
Finding Memories #8
Finding Memories #9
Finding Memories #10
Finding Memories #11
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Finding Memories #14

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

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

Susie :o)

Tags: Traditional darkroom Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: plugin, pmaclll, proz and 10 more


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proz 15 205 United States
2 Feb 2008 1:53PM
a very goood series

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rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
2 Feb 2008 3:53PM
Images with human value's Susie. Superb. Ron.
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4051 Canada
2 Feb 2008 4:49PM
Great series, - hope you put all this into a book.

W
chris_g 13 3
3 Feb 2008 7:07PM
great shot, i think that this is a great set of pictures.
rosie42 15 7 Australia
4 Feb 2008 7:01AM
Thank you proz, Ron, Willie and Chris - delighted to know you're enjoying the series!

Susie :o)

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