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IN REVIEW: WAR
Ed Grazda, Louie Palu, Lucian Perkins and Christopher Sims

August 18 - October 2, 2011
Artist's Panel Discussion: September 23, 6:00pm. Reception to follow.

After ten years of turmoil, uncertainty and conflict we confront the anniversary of the events of September 11th. What has happened since then, and how have photographers helped shape our understanding of these complex events and the circumstances surrounding them? Four photographers and four dramatically different records are presented alongside images made at the actual site of what has become known as “ground zero” on that September day in 2001.

Each photographer has created a unique archive that powerfully articulates their own particular understanding of the forces in play in these events. Drawing from the fields of portraiture, documentary and reportage photography; each series forms an authentic and engaging facet of the not-yet-complete archive of an elusive global conflict, and a series of wars that have not yet fully ended. Featuring the photography of Ed Grazda, Louie Palu, Lucian Perkins and Christopher Sims.

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Jim Gavenus, Untitled
© Ed Grazda
  ED GRAZDA
EXCERPTS: AFGHANISTAN DIARY

Grazda was one of the last photographers to leave Afghanistan before the ban on photography, music and television by the Taliban. He is a well-respected observer on the region's recent history, having spent 20 years photographing in Afghanistan and Pakistan. His images are a powerful social and cultural document...MORE

     

© Louie Palu
  LOUIE PALU
AFGHANISTAN: GARMSIR MARINES

These U.S. Marines operated in Garmsir, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where some of the most intense fighting of the year took place in 2008. This area is also known as the “Snakes Head”, due to the shape that the land and bases make in this region when seen from the air. Each image in the series is a simple, direct portrait of each and every member of this one unit. These photographs were taken in the final weeks...MORE

     
Lucian Perkins
© Lucian Perkins
  LUCIAN PERKINS
A JOURNEY THROUGH AFGHANISTAN

Taken in late 2001, these graphic and moving pictures show the immediate aftermath of the initial battles in Afghanistan between the Taliban and U.S Forces. Lucian Perkins is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner (1995 and 2000) who worked as a staff photographer for The Washington Post for 27 years...MORE
     
Christopher Sims
© Christopher Sims
  CHRISTOPHER SIMS
THEATER OF WAR: THE PRETEND VILLAGES OF IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

Sims’ photographs depict the people and places that play a role in the fictitious Iraqi and Afghan ‘villages’ that serve as US military training grounds for many soldiers prior to tours in Iraq or Afghanistan. Located in remote areas of the United States, from California’s Death Valley to the deep backwoods of Louisiana and North Carolina, Sims had access to these restricted areas, thanks to both the military’s public affairs office and his character role as ‘war photographer’...MORE


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