Concentration Camp Photos

The Concentration Camp Series exhibition opened at Vermont Center for Photography, at 49 Flat Street in Brattleboro.

Shooting with vintage Kodak cameras dating from the 1940s, photographer Sandra Peron traveled to a small town called Mauthausen on the north bank of the Danube River five years ago to find the answers. The death toll at the Mauthausen concentration camp exceeded 250,000.

In 2005, Peron traveled to Auschwitz and Dachau, revealing more atrocity landscapes-from pine forests to gas chambers-at the extermination camps used by the Nazis during World War II. Joseph Campbell said, "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." Peron's photographs embody that thought.

The exhibition, Auschwitz, Dachau, Mauthausen: The Concentration Camp Series explores landscapes that witnessed some of the most extreme suffering ever known. Peron has produced a significant body of work using vintage film cameras, most notably the Brownie Hawkeye, which was manufactured by Kodak from the 1940s to early 1960s.

For more information call 251-6051 or visit www.vcphoto.org.

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