Tomas van Houtryve
While preparing to photograph the battlefields of WWI (p. 48), the Belgian-American artist discovered that he had relatives from both sides of his family who fought the Germans. One great-granduncle returned with shell shock and never discussed his painful experiences.
But, van Houtryve says, “the extreme horror of the war is something that should always be taught and remembered. A lot of the political tendencies that formed the world today actually came out of World War One.”