In a corner of a foreign field
In the mid 90's I made a photographic essay about the battlefields of the first world war raged around the city of Ypres in Belgium. I based it on the sites and names give to the battlefield by the troops as shown on the opening map. The project was part of an artist exchange between three Scottish artists worked in Belgium and they worked here. The exhibition was shown in several cities over there. Though getting very good critical reviews understandably sales were few, there did seem to be an embarrassment about the area and few Belgians to whom I spoke out with the area had ever visit except perhaps on a school visit in their youth.
To this day they play the last post at the Menin Gate with it's 54896 names of those missing without trace on the local battlefield. Numerous other monuments with even more names are scattered all along the hundreds of miles of front line from the years of trench warfare.