Simon Norfolk

Simon Norfolk took photographs of Afghanistan, many would expect the ruins to be devistating and uncomfortable but they are surprisingly beautiful, Cotten describes them as ” romantic ruins on deserted planes, reminiscent of late-eighteenth century Western landscape paintings” This “makes a pointed and ironic reference to the fact that, because of the decrimation of war: this ancient culturally rich region has been turned into a premodern state”

Recently, “In 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. Norfolk’s photographs reimagine or respond to Burke’s Afghan war scenes in the context of the contemporary conflict. Conceived as a collaborative project with Burke across time, this new body of work is presented alongside Burke’s original portfolios.”

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