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Topograhy is Fate | Photography by Matthew Arnold

Large-scale photographs of World War II battlefields in North Africa by New York City-based artist Matthew Arnold. The quiet, austere vistas in Arnold’s photographs are a stark contrast to the violence that occurred there during World War II. With minimal visual signs or scars suggesting the battles that took place there, viewers are left to contemplate the expansive landscapes, bringing their own history, memories, and knowledge to bear on the photographs. Unlike other photographs of war, the impact of these images is elusive and restrained, though no less powerful.