Publisher: Llanduno, Cardiff and London: Imperial War Museum, in association with Oriel Mostyn Gallery (LLanduno), Ffotogallery (Cardiff), and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (London), 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 107051
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Brown cloth-covered boards with title debossed on spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Paul Seawright. Text by Mark Durden and John Stathatos. Includes a list of works. Unpaginated (64 pp.), with 27 four-color plates and additional illustrations, beautifully printed in Italy by EBS, Verona. 9-3/4 x 12-1/8 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, London. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).]
New. A Mint copy.
From the publisher: "The Imperial War Museum commissioned two contemporary artists to respond to the terrorist attacks of September 11th and the war in Afghanistan. Paul Seawright was the first to go to Afghanistan, in June 2002. He has responded to the painful and extraordinary challenge of the situation in the country with profound imagination and sensitivity. Avoiding the trappings of an exoticising vision, typified by the media's portrayal of Afghanistan as a spectacle of ruins, Seawright's photographs are spare and understated. His response to these heavily mined desert landscapes, extends and reworks the distinctive aesthetic established by his earlier photographs of contested, politically contaminated landscapes in his home city of Belfast and more recently on the fringes of various European cities."