Gennady Meergus Photographer home
Home
about
About
gallery
Gallery
archive
Archive
contact
Contact

My "Walls" project is a story literally told by actual walls. This is the story of ambiguity. Story of getting old. Story of messages never received or understood. Story about changed meanings and changed purposes. Story of pain. Story about loosing memories. Story of abandoning your past and being unable or unwilling to understand the history.

The wall is mute. Speechless. It just stands there to keep the construction and to be a part of construction, but it is also a witness and an acting part of the history. Also, it is a living and changing organism that changes in a time, but brings you traces of the past. You may try to read them, preserve them, ignore them, deny them, hide them or destroy those traces.

The wall may protect or constrain, defend or punish. The wall may communicate or help communicate. The wall can be a shelter or a grave.

People say "behind a wall" (protected) or "against a wall" (enforced); people say "between these walls" (comfort, tradition, succession) or "within four walls" (constrained, imprisoned).

In my series, the walls act both as a witnesses and as an evidence. They bring and show you the traces of times and you can read them, you can try to decode them, attribute them to times and make your own judgments and conclusions.

Chicago, 2011 Chicago, 2011
Chicago, 2011 Chicago, 2011
Tel Aviv, 2006 Tel Aviv, 2006
New York, 2013 New York, 2013
Chicago, 2013 Chicago, 2013
New York, 2013 New York, 2013
Chicago, 2013 Chicago, 2013
Chicago, 2013 Chicago, 2013
Wall of Wall of "Soyuz" space ship after landing. Washington, DC, 2015
Chicago. 2015 Chicago. 2015
Chicago. 2015 Chicago. 2015
Chicago. 2015 Chicago. 2015
Chicago. 2015 Chicago. 2015
Chicago. 2015 Chicago. 2015
Chicago. 2015 Chicago. 2015
Chicago. 2015 Chicago. 2015
Houston. 2014 Houston. 2014
Houston. 2014 Houston. 2014
New York. 2013 New York. 2013
FotoFest Office, Houston, 2012 FotoFest Office, Houston, 2012
Wall #10 Wall #10
Wall #7 Wall #7
Craquelures Craquelures
Wall #5 Wall #5
A yellow wall A yellow wall
Two trees against a red wall Two trees against a red wall
 


Copyright (c) 2000-2008 Gennady Meergus