"Anniversaries" is an exploration of how history is narrated, staged, and remembered collectively: the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Prague Spring, D-Day in Normandy, and the Srebrenica Massacre are just a few of the historical events whose anniversaries Marc Beckmann documents with his photographs. They offer the occasion for collective remembrance, sometimes admonishing and warning, sometimes patriotic. In commemoration ceremonies, nations, religious, or professional groups present themselves to the public and deal with their respective views of history. In addition to national boundaries, Beckmann overcomes his work temporally. Some events, such as the Arab Spring in Egypt, date back only a few years, while other events are so far in the past that there are no longer any living eyewitnesses. The memorial days that Marc Beckmann leads us through with his camera often have a major media effect. Official media reports focus on big statesmen or –women, or the mass of those present. Beckmann, on the other hand, takes a closer look at the margins of these major events in his photographs. He finds quiet moments in which individuals pause and detach themselves from the collective event.