Panzer IV’s at the beginning of Operation Citadel, July 1943. Citadel was the German offensive operation against Soviet forces in the Kursk salient on the Eastern Front that initiated the Battle of Kursk. The defensive operation that the Soviets implemented to repel the German offensive is referred to as the Kursk Strategic Defensive Operation. The German offensive was countered by two Soviet counter-offensives, Operation Polkovodets Rumyantsev and Operation Kutuzov.
Norwegian visual artist Andreas Lie merges verdant landscapes and photographs of animals to creates subtle double exposure portraits. Lie is undoubtedly influenced by his surroundings in Bergen, Norway, a coastal city surrounded by seven mountains.