Traces of War and Comfort Women have been featured in Issue #12 of Visura Magazine. A short history of both of these photo projects (how I began them and why I undertook them in the first place) accompanies selected photographs from the two photo series. Each project was published in its entirety as a photo book in 2006 (Traces of War) and 2010 (Comfort Women). Read the feature in Visura here. For further information and to see all of the photographs for both series you can pick up a copy of the books at Photoeye or Amazon.com.
- Jan Banning
May 4th 1954, Almelo
Dutch photographer and artist. Banning was born in the Netherlands from Dutch-East-Indies parents. He studied social and economic history at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and has been working as a photographer since 1981. A central theme of Banning's practice is state power, having produced series about the long-term consequences of war and the world of government bureaucracy.