Review: Iraq | Perspectives


Iraq | Perspectives (Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography)

Not really sure how to review a photography collection, especially if it’s 6 years of a war photographer’s work. But I can tell you that it was a really ‘grounding’ experience.

Ben basically offers us how the war, a big and important thing, looks like through night vision goggles, and through the back of an armored vehicle. How the fog of war is a frame, and how pretty much everything is irrelevant.

I think he succeeds in offering us a moment to ignore the geopolitics and methodologies of warfare, and instead think about how it’s just people you know, growing up fast, and making do through the suck.

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