See Inside These Bizarre War Museums
One photographer documented how different cultures remember their past.
In addition to holding artifacts, museums are also houses of memories, of ways to remember who won, who lost, and who lived and died. But who controls how history should be remembered?
The lack of objectivity inherent in curated museums inspired photographer Jason Larkin to visit museums around the world to photograph how history, especially memories of war, was depicted in public spaces.
Larkin happened upon the idea for this project, which he calls Past Perfect, while he was living in Egypt and noticed some of the peculiarities in exhibits about the country’s conflicts. “There are a lot of inaccuracies and also a lot of propaganda,” he observed. “Who paid for the museums? Who is making the decisions about how history