Exhibition « Snapshots - Echoes of Silence »

In the framework of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the discovery of the horror of the camps the War Heritage Institute sets up an exceptional photographic exhibition at the Royal Military Museum.


In September 2019 Luc Mary-Rabine, a Belgian photographer and author, presents the War Heritage Institute with 242 original prints. The two series are entitled “Si je t’oublie” (If I forget you), a series dedicated to deportation and “De guerre en guerre” (From one war to the next), a series about the traces of the two world conflicts.

The exhibition

An assortment of 55 original prints by Luc Mary-Rabine dedicated to remembrance and in particular to the concentration camps and extermination centres are put on display at the Royal Military Museum. To create a link between past and present period pictures from the Museum collections complete the selection.

Luc Mary-Rabine’s gaze takes us to the Nazi camps. The tragic images make us grasp the scope of the massacres that took place there.

Through his work the photographer wishes to illustrate his solidarity with the victims, while respecting their human dignity. The exhibition supplies a discreet sightline into history and highlights the artist’s combat against oblivion.

Framing, photographic paper and cameras were not selected randomly. Luc Mary-Rabine mainly used analogue cameras and based on 6 x 6 cm negatives obtained square and visually extremely powerful prints.

Practical Information

Where: Royal Army Museum, Jubelpark 3, 1000 Brussel
When: open from 01.10.2020 till 29.08.2021, on weekends and holidays (from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.)
Admission fee: No extra fee on the museum ticket!

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