Jan Kempenaers is a photographer, living and working in Antwerp, Belgium. He is particularly interested in urban and natural landscape, architecture, as well as monuments, what can be seen in the presented project — Spomenik.
Spomenik is a series of World War Two monuments dotted across the landscape of the former Yugoslavian territories.
The monuments were designed by numerous architects and sculptors to demonstrate the strength of the socialist republic throughout the Balkan hills and valleys. The architectural arrangements, captured with the grey skies evoke a certain feeling of abandonment and alienation, what leaves the viewer in awe.