War Sand - June 6, 1944: D-Day
“War Sand” is a visionary collection of images, texts, and scientific data.
Photographer Donald Weber investigates the beaches of D-Day using the latest techniques of forensic analysis. The assembled D-Day artifacts include WWII spy-craft and old Hollywood movies, dioramas and drone-mounted cameras, private post-war memoirs and wistful seaside photographs. They reveal our civilization's longing for a final victory over death.
“War Sand” seeks a great truth: what is history? And what does it mean to us, its creators and survivors?
Donald Weber (1973, Toronto, Canada) originally trained as an architect, prior to photography.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and shortlisted for the Scotiabank Photography Prize. His diverse photography projects have been exhibited as installations, exhibitions and screenings at festivals and galleries worldwide.