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About Jan Banning

Jan Banning was born in the Netherlands in 1954, and studied social and economic history at the University of Nijmegen. He has published seven books; among his numerous awards are the Dutch Icodo Award 2003 for Traces of War and the World Press Photo 2004 Portrait Stories Award. He is represented by Panos Pictures in the UK.

Articles by Jan Banning

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Traces of war: Dutch and Indonesian survivors

The photojournalist Jan Banning listens to and portrays Dutch and Indonesian prisoners-of-war forced into slave labour and denied even minimal rights by their Japanese captors during the brutal Pacific war of 1941-45. openDemocracy presents three portraits of extraordinary resilience and quiet heroism from his prize-winning book “Traces of War”.

Introduction

East Asia was one of the most brutal killing-grounds of the second world war.

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