Marc Wilson

Monday 31st July- Marc Wilson, 'A Wounded Landscape'

Between 2015-2021, Marc Wilson journeyed across 130 locations in 20 countries, documenting the physical traces of the Holocaust and the stories of 22 survivors and their descendants. Some of these traces are clearly visible such as at Dachau, Belsen, and Auschwitz and are visited by hundreds of thousands of travellers every year, but most are far less known, having been reabsorbed into our everyday world via the passage of time.  

 ‘A Wounded Landscape, Wilson's book of the project, was shortlisted for the Lucie Photobook Prize in 2022 and is a reminder of how this atrocity was perpetrated over a vast landscape in radically different environments and how experiences of persecution usually started in places that the persecuted called home. The work was first shown in Newcastle's Side Gallery earlier this year and the touring exhibition is moving to Impressions Gallery, Bradford in October.

We were very lucky to have Marc to stay at The Little Barn with his family and even luckier that he agreed to talk about the work in the 'gallery space'. He even bought a blu-tooth projector to make the event happen. The small yet perfectly formed audience were treated to something very special and I cannot thank him enough for spending the time with us. 'A Wounded Landscape' is a powerful project on the gallery wall and within the pages of his book, but accompanied by Marc's gentle, insightful and honest narration, it becomes something beyond powerful. 

To find out more about Marc Wilson and his work, please visit his website:

Copies of the book, 'A Wounded Landscape' can be purchased direct from Marc via his website.

What the critics have said about the work:

"A Wounded Landscape is a fine example of photography’s dual role, both documenting particular people, places and events, and offering deeper messages. " Ayla Angelos,

"[A Wounded Landscape is a] book that deserves time. Time to dwell on the 350 photographs, read intently the 22 personal stories, pore over the captions and maps in an attempt to have a modicum of understanding of the horror.

The book shines a light on the personal stories of people who still experience the impact of the holocaust. They tell stories of people who survived (goodness knows how) and of those who were gruesomely murdered."   Andrew Eberlin,