Yolocaust Takes Aim at Ignorant Memorial Visitors and Their Social Media Posts
The focal point here is the Berlin Holocaust Memorial, an angular field of 2,711 slabs of concrete. In recent years, it's become something of a hotspot for selfie takers. This wouldn't necessarily be a problem if they were just showing their face in the image to demonstrate where they were, but many of these images show people grinning, pulling silly faces, juggling and even doing handstands in the midst of a monument to the lives lost during humanity's greatest atrocity.
It's disturbing, doubtlessly, but it expertly frames just how removed some people have become from history, even things that happened some 70 years ago. Shapira doesn't have permission to use any of the images, but a disclaimer at the bottom of the site says that the owners are well within their rights to ask for them to be taken down. The phrase 'poetic justice' is ringing in my ears. It feels nice.
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Yolocaust Takes Aim at Ignorant Memorial Visitors and Their Social Media Posts Reviewed by Callum Davies on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Rating: