This Giant Shattered Lens is a Memorial to a Fallen Photographer
In Banovina, Croatia, on top of Čukur hill, there sits a giant camera lens sculpture. Featuring shattered glass around a single bullet hole, the lens is a memorial dedicated to Croatian photographer Gordan Lederer.
Lederer was documenting the Croatian War of Independence with his camera when he was shot and killed by a sniper in 1991 while standing on Čukur hill.
The new stainless steel memorial was designed by sculptor Petar Barišic and the Croatian architecture firm NFO, and was unveiled in August 2015 on the 24th anniversary of Lederer’s passing.