Simon Norfolk: Using beauty to expose the brutality of the Afghan war

Abdulai before the giants
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photo by Hakim
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Dandelion Salad

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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