SIMON NORFOLK Photos & Videos on Instagram

@simonnorfolkstudio  A photographer whose work over the past 20 yrs has been themed around a probing & stretching of the meaning of the word ‘battlefield’ in all its forms

http://www.simonnorfolk.com/

4 days ago

One hundred years ago last month saw the end of the First World War. The total number of military and civilian casualties was around 40 million. With 20 million dead and 21 million wounded. Of those that died, approximately half were civilians. Over the past couple of years I've been working on a project about the aftermath of the War. Here, another image from the series, loosely entitled ‘Flemish landscape with distant windmills’. A military cemetery fills the foreground. • Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. • @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @simonnorfolkstudio #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #history #war #firstworldwar #memorial #warfare #firstworldwar #1918 #memory #WW1 #flemish #loss @11_11_11_01 #armistice #peace #cemetery #Belgium

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21 days ago

11 November 2018, marked a century since the end of the First World War. Over the past couple of years I’ve been working on a project about the aftermath of the War. • Architectural detail along the colonnades. The Pozieres memorial in the Somme relates to the period of crisis in March/April 1918 when the Allied 5th Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields, and the months that followed before the final advances of the war. The Memorial commemorates almost 15,000 casualties of the UK and 300 of the South African Forces who have no known grave and who died on the Somme during this period. The cemetery and memorial were designed by W.H. Cowlishaw, with sculpture by Laurence A. Turner. • Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. • @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @simonnorfolkstudio #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #history #war #memorial #warfare #firstworldwar #1918 #memory #WW1 #somme #trenches @11_11_11_01 #armistice #peace #cemetery #LestWeForget #pozieres

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21 days ago

The 11 November 2018, marked a century since the end of the First World War. Over the past couple of years I’ve been working on a project studying its aftermath, including photographing the military cemeteries of Northern France. Here a photograph of Point 110 new Military Cemetery near Fricourt in the Somme. The Cemetery is about 1 kilometre south of Fricourt on a track running between the roads from Fricourt and Mametz to Bray. Both the new and the old cemeteries are near the side of the track, the old being 230 metres north of the new. The New cemetery contains 64 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and is named after it’s mapping contour. For more on this and other projects, follow me @simonnorfolkstudio @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @simonnorfolkstudio #simonnorfolk #france #history #war #memorial #warfare #firstworldwar #1918 #memory #WW1 #somme #armistice #peace #cemetery #LestWeForget #cwgc #commonwealth #wardead #fricourtnewcemetery #fricourt #flowers

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26 days ago

Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery & the Australian National Memorial were made after the Armistice of 11 November 1918 by bringing together graves from the surrounding battlefields and burial grounds. Buried here are more than 2,100 servicemen of the First World War, two-thirds of whom died in 1918. More than 600 remain unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. I’ve been working for a couple of years now on a project about the aftermath of the War. For more on this and other projects, follow me, @simonnorfolkstudio @simonnorfolkstudio #simonnorfolk #france #history #war #memorial #warfare #firstworldwar #1918 #memory #WW1 #somme #armistice #peace #cemetery #LestWeForget #cwgc #commonwealth #wardead #adnaccemetery @tribaleye at Villers–Bretonneux Australian National Memorial

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27 days ago

Last Sunday, 11 November 2018, marked a century since the end of the First World War. Over the past couple of years I’ve been working on a project about the aftermath of the War. Here, a photograph of the Chattri memorial on the outskirts of Brighton on the south coast of England. More than 800,000 Indian soldiers fought in the war and thousands of wounded were brought to Britain to be treated in makeshift hospitals. Three were established in Brighton. The Chattri was built in 1920 at the exact location of funeral pyres used for the cremation of soldiers who died in the town as a result of their injuries. For more on this and other projects, follow me @simonnorfolkstudio @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @simonnorfolkstudio @brighton @igersbrighton #igersbrighton #simonnorfolk #history #war #memorial #firstworldwar #1918 #memory #WW1 #armistice #peace #LestWeForget #southdownsnationalpark #brighton #sussex #southdowns #Indianmemorial #funeralghat #england #Britain #gratitude at Chattri, Brighton

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30 days ago

Yesterday, 11 November 2018, marked a century since the end of the First World War. Over the past couple of years I’ve been working on a project about the aftermath of the War. Here, another image from the series: Morcourt, a commune in the Somme, northern France, and their memorial to the casualties of wars fought in its midst. I’ll be posting some more from this project over the coming days. • Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. • @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @simonnorfolkstudio #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #history #war #firstworldwar #memorial #warfare #firstworldwar #1918 #memory #WW1 #somme #morcourt #france @11_11_11_01 #armistice #peace #cemetery #LestWeForget at Morcourt, Somme

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1 month ago

Today, Sunday, 11 November 2018, marks a century  since the end of the First World War. Over the past couple of years I've been working on a project about the aftermath of the War. Here, a sequence of images taken over the course of this project . I'll be posting some more from this project over the coming days. • Follow me  @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. • @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @simonnorfolkstudio #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #history #war #memorial #warfare #firstworldwar #1918 #memory   #WW1 #somme #trenches @11_11_11_01 #armistice #peace #cemetery #LestWeForget #illmetbymoonlight

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1 month ago

Today, Sunday, 11 November 2018, marks a century since the end of the First World War. Over the past couple of years I’ve been working on a project about the aftermath of the War. Here, an image taken at the Cenotaph on Armistice Day a couple of years ago. I’ll be posting some more from this project over the coming days. • Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. • @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @simonnorfolkstudio #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #history #war #memorial #warfare #firstworldwar #1918 #memory #WW1 #somme #trenches @11_11_11_01 #armistice #peace #cemetery #LestWeForget #cenotaph at The Cenotaph, Whitehall

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1 month ago

Tomorrow, Sunday, 11 November 2018, marks a century since the end of the First World War. Over the past couple of years I’ve been working on a project about the aftermath of the War. Here, an image taken at Étaples Military Cemetery near Boulogne, Pas de Calais, Northern France. Étaples was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and is the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in France . I’ll be posting some more from this project over the coming days. • Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. • @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @simonnorfolkstudio #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #history #war #firstworldwar #memorial #warfare #firstworldwar #1918 #memory #WW1 #somme #trenches @11_11_11_01 #armistice #peace #cemetery #LestWeForget #Étaples #Lutyens at Étaples Military Cemetery

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1 month ago

This Sunday, 11 November 2018, marks a century since the end of the First World War. Over the past couple of years I’ve been working on a project about the aftermath of the War. Here, another image from the Somme n Northern France - the cemetery at Caterpillar Valley near Longueval. I’ll be posting some more from this project over the coming days. • Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. • @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @simonnorfolkstudio #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #history #war #firstworldwar #memorial #warfare #firstworldwar #1918 #memory #WW1 #somme #thesomme #trenches @11_11_11_01 #armistice #peace #cemetery #LestWeForget #Longueval

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1 month ago

This Sunday, 11 November 2018, marks a century since the end of the First World War. Over the past couple of years I’ve been working on a project about the aftermath of the War. Here, another image from the series photographed across the fields of the Somme around the 2nd Canadian cemetery, Sunken Road, near Contalmaison, Northern France. I’ll be posting some more from this project over the coming days. • Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. • @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @simonnorfolkstudio #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #memorial #firstworldwar #1918 #memory #WW1 #somme #trenches @11_11_11_01 #armistice #peace #cemetery #LestWeForget #fields #dawn #2ndcanadiancemetery #contalmaison at Contalmaison

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1 month ago

This Sunday, 11 November 2018, marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. • I’ve been working for a couple of years now on a project about the aftermath of the War. Here, another image from the series: Redan Ridge cemetery, the Somme, Northern France. I’ll be posting some more from this project over the coming days. • Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. • @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @simonnorfolkstudio #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #occupiedfrance #history #war #firstworldwar #memorial #warfare #firstworldwar #1918 #memory #WW1 #somme #trenches @11_11_11_01 #armistice #peace #cemetery #LestWeForget #thesomme #redanridgecemetery at Redan Ridge Cemetery No. 2

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