Anna Reich ::

No One Asked Us




The project No One Asked Us, a collection of photographs considering collective memory, identity, and landscape, documents the generational effects of war, occupations, and human rights infringements on various communities in Lithuania and Latvia. The work was created in communities, both rural and urban, photographing the natural and architectural landscape, specifically highlighting the areas that feature historically significant sites that seem to either be fixed in the past or represent a compression of time and history from the last century. In addition to photographing public and social spaces, I worked intimately with many people from these communities, conducted extensive interviews with a diverse collection of locals including high school students, veterans of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Holocaust survivors, 3rd grade students, and Gulag survivors.  


copyright Anna Reich 2014