Spomeniks

Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia

Concrete can be more than a building material, it can create works of art. After World War II, Tito commissioned sculptors and architects to create "Spomeniks," monuments through the newly united Yugoslavia. Their purpose was to demonstrate the strength of the new republic and ask all ethnicities, from Croats to Montenegrins, to see themselves unified as Yugoslavs.

Trained as an architect and civil engineer with a deep knowledge of concrete as a building material, I sought to find and photograph these spomeniks. I was taken by the largeness and impressiveness of the spomeniks, and intrigued by the small details when I explored the spomeniks up close. These photographs are an essay of my love and admiration for this expression of power using traditionally structural materials.

Taken:

October 2019

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