Dead bodies on the street, photographed from a car. The maker of the photograph cannot be revealed. Victims are mostly kidnapped and then murdered. Bodies are thrown on the street as warning or terror. Some militias prohibit family members to pick up the dead bodies. Sometimes it proves be a booby trap.
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Abu Ghraib - Installation piece 2004/2006

03.10.08 | Giuseppe di Bella

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I'd like to share this installation piece as it deals with the Abu Ghraib photographs released by the international press in May 2004, depicting human right abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison.  I transformed the images into a collection of postage stamps that I then mailed around the globe.

The work addresses issues surrounding the consumption, treatment and dissemination of widely circulated photographs, particularly violent and gruesome imagery. The series invites us to reflect on the way we look images and understand them.

 

 

 

 

See also story behind the Abu Ghraib series and the encounter with the  British terror branch and FBI - posted on the democratic web site:

http://thedemocraticimage.opendemocracy.net/2007/04/25/the-story-behind-the-abu-ghraib-series/