ALBUM. AMINTIRI DIN CONCENTRĂRI ŞI (DE PE FRONT). 1939-1941 – UN ALBUM FOTOGRAFIC DE RĂZBOI AL UNUI OFIŢER ROMÂN, FOTOGRAF AMATOR
– a photographic war album of a Romanian officer, amateur photographer
Keywords:cultural and military history, 20th century Romania, World War II, photographic war album, visual narratives
During World War II, the Romanian Officer Vasile A. Marinescu took pictures of his life in the Army and made an amateur photographic war album with images and notes from the geographical areas where he was mobilized and from the front. The album was recently discovered, as part of a private collection, and a research work on it commenced in 2020. In this article we intend to present and analyse the album and its content as an object - subject, a historical record and to try to answer a few critical questions related to: 1) the purpose of the composition of this kind of photographic album by an amateur military-photographer; 2) the type of narrative built and its relevance; 3) the role of such visual construction both as a useful tool for understanding historical events and for overcoming individual traumas caused by war.