Minescape

AFTER THE BOSNIAN War, the forests and countryside of Bosnia-Herzegovina were littered with leftover munitions and landmines. Brett van Ort’s book Minescape is a meditation on how this land was transformed by war. He juxtaposes photographs of beguiling landscapes with photographs of unexploded mines remaining in these areas, as well as prosthetics commonly used by their victims. In a country where 2.8 percent of the landscape is still considered a minefield, ironically, “it is a man-made killing machine that keeps the setting in its natural state.”