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Jonk's Photographs Depict the Abandonment and Beauty of Yugoslavian Monuments

Jonk's Photographs Depict the Abandonment and Beauty of Yugoslavian Monuments
Jonk's Photographs Depict the Abandonment and Beauty of Yugoslavian Monuments, © Jonk
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French photographer Jonk drove over 5,000 kilometers through southeast Europe. His subject matter? Yugoslavian monuments, or “spomenik” in Serbian.

Built in the 1960s and 70s under former president Josep Broz Tito, these monuments commemorate the communist resistance during the German occupation. While their sculptors and architects vary (Vojin Bakic, Jordan and Iskra Grabul among others), all of the monuments memorialize WWII battle sites or former concentration camps. Although the monuments attracted a high rate of visitors in the 1980s, many of them have been abandoned or poorly preserved after Yugoslavia’s split. Jonk’s photographs illuminate both the decay and beauty of these sculptures.

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Cite: Natalina Lopez. "Jonk's Photographs Depict the Abandonment and Beauty of Yugoslavian Monuments" 10 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/796770/jonks-photographs-depict-the-abandonment-and-beauty-of-yugoslavian-monuments/> ISSN 0719-8884
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