Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long. -- Walker Evans

Monday, April 30, 2012

Burke & Norfolk: Photographs from the War in Afghanistan

From Tate Modern YouTube ChannelOn 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. [Read more...]

From Lens CultureSimon Norfolk's 2002 book Afghanistan: chronotopia is now recognized as a classic of photography. It established Norfolk's reputation as one of the leading photographers in the world and has been exhibited at more than thirty venues worldwide.

Simon Norfolk: Jaw Aka Faizal Nahman and his daughter Nono 
In 2010 Simon Norfolk returned to Afghanistan. This time he followed in the footsteps of the nineteenth century Irish photographer John Burke, a superb, yet virtually unknown, war photographer. [Read more...

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