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Edmund Clark featured in The Art Newspaper's Guantanamo Bay turns 20 article

Three photographers who have made projects about the notorious US detention facility consider its legacy and symbolism. 

As the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan approached, George W. Bush announced that “America has no interest in being the world's jailer”. Fifteen years later, the detention camp created at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base remains open and has become a millstone for successive administrations intent on closing it. The centrality of this prison, which opened 20 years ago this month, in the events of the last two decades has resulted in a steady flow of people traveling to it, to participate in or report on trials, or in some cases to focus on conditions at the prison itself. These have included many photographers, some of whom produced largely illustrative press photographs, others seeking to make a statement about the camp and what it represents. - Lewis Bush

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