Memory Trace

Memory Trace is the first project in The Erasure Trilogy

Memory Trace is dedicated to recording the traces of former Palestinian towns and villages that were destroyed, abandoned, and depopulated in the aftermath of the 1948 Arab­­–Israeli war. In preserving the memories of displaced survivors and their families, many of whom have never returned to the places of their birth, it reveals the trauma of occupation and denial suffered by the people of former Palestinian territories.

In Memory Trace, we encounter a kind of visual poem dedicated to the past, but to a past that survives in the present and augurs a painful and difficult future.

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Memory Trace, the first volume in The Erasure Trilogy

With text by Fazal Sheikh
Design: Fazal Sheikh, Gerhard Steidl, Bernard Fischer

88 pages, 64 color photographs
21 x 32 cm
Clothbound Hardcover
ISBN 978-3-86930-653-7
Publication date: 1st Edition August 2013

To "The Erasure Triology" publication

Online Edition

In order to bring his projects and the issues involved in them to a wide international audience Fazal Sheikh has made his publications available on line.

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