Spomenik—Jan Kempenaers and “The End of History”
In his book Spomenik, Jan Kempenaers creates a beautiful taxonomy of the fractured past of the Eastern Europe block through his visual documentation of brutalist monoliths. These creations were used at one time to help unify, exemplify, and honor the character of those who had given their lives to hold up an ideal that was once embraced by the whole. Beautiful, yet haunting, this book of photographs captures the human spirit embodied in the pursuits of art and architecture in a very unique subject matter. See the full review on the American Society of Cinematographers blog.