Today is Remembrance Day, which reminded me that these images had remained in my archive unseen. I shot these first two while working on a documentary project about the life of a politician, and as they didn’t fit with the project they fell, as so many do, into obscurity.
The third image comes from Paris, where I was working on a project about tension in public spaces.
The First World War produced some of the most powerful literature in history (‘Goodbye To All That’ by Robert Graves springs to mind). Here is part of the Ode of Remembrance from Laurence Binyon’s For the Fallen:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.