"Artist Matthew Bakkom marks Minneapolis homecoming with DIY exhibit of WWI photography," by Jenna Roos, Star Tribune
newspaper, November 9, 2018
Matthew Bakkom found the photographs a decade ago, boxed up in the National Archives. Aerial images of Europe, shot from the back of American biplanes during World War I, they were taken for strategic, practical purposes.
But they were poetic, too. They captured rolling countrysides and zig-zagging trenches. Bomb craters like little scars.
“I’ve looked at them for so many years that I see them as abstractions,” Bakkom said, flipping through the black-and-white images. “This is way before Google Earth,” he laughed. “No one h
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