KareliaWhen 400,000 Karelians were forced to leave their homes in just a few days in late 1939, a culture was torn from the landscape in which it had grown. The fleeing people took with them only the most necessary possessions; all that could be carried by hand. After resettling in unfamiliar places throughout Finland, these items were the only heritage of their lamented homeland. I travelled to Finland to look for my heritage and to gather stories that represent the cherished memory of Karelia. My series captures a utopian landscape; Karelia as it is remembered by the evacuees.
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