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tate on May 4, 2011
In October 2010, Simon Norfolk began a series of new photographs in Afghanistan, which takes its cue from the work of nineteenth-century British photographer John Burke. Norfolk’s photographs reimagine or respond to Burke’s Afghan war scenes in the context of the contemporary conflict. Conceived as a collaborative project with Burke across time, this new body of work is presented alongside Burke’s original portfolios.
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Thank you for posting this Dandelion Salad.
It is a beautiful film made by the Tate Gallery of Simon Norfolk’s work and his beautiful haunting images. He is very angry about the futility and the stupidity of the ten years of this most recent Afghan war and draws comparisons using Burke’s photographs of the previous one. It runs for 17 mins and is worth watching.
There is a current exhibition of his and Burke’s photographs at the Tate Modern in London which was reviewed on the BBC World Service –
The Strand – World Service – Anglo-Afghan Wars Past and Present (06.21)
New exhibition at London’s Tate Modern shows photographs taken in Afghanistan in 2010-2011 by British photographer Simon Norfolk.
Glad you enjoyed it, too, Mary. I loved it. Thanks for the additional info and link, too. Cheers!