Totems of Peace in the Wake of Terror
Brussels, Belgium - On the morning of March 22nd, 2016, Brussels was hit with the deadliest act of terrorism in its history. Three bombs, two at the airport and one in the metro station, killed 32 civilians and left hundreds injured.
Documenting the aftermath of the bombs was powerful and tragic, but it didn’t capture the resiliency of the city’s people. What did were the items left in the city center, to remember the attacks. Letters and other totems were archived by the city after two months. The totems photographed here were to be destroyed the next day, so I photographed them just before on a black cloth I took.
This way these totems keep reminding us of these terrible months in 2016.