War photographers Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg turn documentary photography on its head.
Feeling the impact of war images have lost their
real resonance Chanarin and Broomberg tried a new approach. Rather than
capturing the horrors or heroism of war the pair carry a box of
photographic paper to each scene and expose sheets to 20 seconds of
light. The result is a haunting reduction of a simple action- opening
and closing of a door; the light caught on paper shows no detection of
violence or pain. If we have been desensitized to graphic imagery then
perhaps the shier number of unseen records is chilling enough.
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