Opening Reception: Edmund Clark - The Mountains of Majeed
27 January, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Edmund Clark, The Mountains of Majeed 4, 2014
British photographer Edmund Clark has spent more than a decade exploring the unseen processes, experiences and sites of contemporary conflict, with particular focus on the so-called War on Terror.
The Mountains of Majeed is a reflection on the end of ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ in Afghanistan through photography, found imagery and Taliban poetry. Based at Bagram Airfield, the largest American base in Afghanistan, and formerly home to 40,000, Edmund Clark examines the experience of the vast majority of military personnel and contractors who have serviced Enduring Freedom without ever leaving the base. Clark distills their war down to a concise series of photographs of the two views they have of Afghanistan: what they experience of the country over the walls or through the wire of their bases, and what they see through pictorial representations within these enclaves of high technology and occupation.
To mark the opening of The Mountains Of Majeed, we will be hosting a special In Conversation event with Edmund Clark and Fred Ritchin, Dean Emeritus of the International Center of Photography (ICP).
Please join us on Saturday January 27, 4-6 pm at Flowers Gallery, 529 W 20th Street , New York. The talk will begin at 4:30pm.
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