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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Philip Jones Griffiths, Recollections

06.02.09 | Julian Stallabrass

I will be talking about Philip's work in Britain at his exhibition, Recollections, in the National Conservation Centre in Liverpool on Saturday 7th February at 11.30am. This talk is paired with Paul Lowe talking about David Goldblatt at his exhibition at Third Eye gallery that afternoon. The show at the NCC is really worth seeing, showing lots of Philip's lesser known work, alongside a display of his work in Vietnam. Recollections is also a book, which Philip completed just before he died, pu .....read more

Barbican talk 15th January

14.01.09 | Julian Stallabrass

Tomorrow I will be giving a talk at the Barbican on the war of images in thd digital age. It is at 7pm in the Redgrave Suite on level 4. I will talk for about 40 minutes and then there will be plenty of time for responses from the audience. It would be great to see some of those interested in the Biennial there. Further details in the URL below. .....read more

Many thanks

26.11.08 | Julian Stallabrass

The exhibition at Bexhill, The Sublime Image of Destruction, stays open until January, but the other Biennial exhibitions have now closed. We are looking into possibilities for touring elements of the Biennial, both in the UK and abroad. There are many people who deserve thanks for making the Biennial what it was, including all those who worked at the various venues, those who worked at the Biennial office, and those who helped with advice and loans, including people from the Imperial .....read more

Comments Books

03.11.08 | Julian Stallabrass

Jody White wrote in the comment book for Iraq Through the Lens of Vietnam: ' Julian, please document / photograph this book (comments) and include it as part of the site. It is also a document/ record which will be a valuable archive and adds a further layer to the experience of the exhibition.' It is indeed a remarkable record of people's responses, and I will be posting a selection of the comments onto the blog for all the Brighton exhibitions (including Hirschhorn and Van K .....read more

Speaking and Responses

27.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

I have been speaking about the Biennial in many different circumstances and to many different audiences. Something that has come across very strongly is that many people are deeply engaged by the subject, often feel that they have not been well-served by the mass-media depictions of it, and appreciate an attempt to bring about a more considered and critical view. Much of what I have done in curating the Biennial is to re-present photojournalism in a frame that allows for a deeper engagement w .....read more

Geert Van Kesteren: Why Mister Why? and Baghdad Calling

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Comment on this exhibition, on show at Lighthouse in Brighton, below: .....read more

Julian Germain: War Memorial

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Harriet Logan: Unveiled: Voices of Women in Afghanistan

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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The Sublime Image of Destruction

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Thomas Hirschhorn: The Incommensurable Banner

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

Comment on this exhibition, on show at Fabrica, Brighton, below: There are many lengthy and heartfelt responses in the gallery's comments book. One asks: where are the pictures of the victims of the terrorists? Well, there are undoubtedly many of them in the banner. Hirschhorn does not ask of these pictures--who are the dead, are they terrorist or soldier or civilian? There are also pictures from different wars included. His interest is partly in weapons as agents of terror as .....read more

Photography and Revolution: Memory Trails Through the Latin American Left

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Comment on this exhibition, co-curated by Susie Medley and Julian Stallabrass at the Winchester Gallery, below: .....read more

Designs for Solidarity

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Philip Jones Griffiths: Agent Orange

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Frank Hurley: Photographing the First World War

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Iraq Through the Lens of Vietnam

13.10.08 | Julian Stallabrass

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Add your comments on the exhibition below. There have already been many lengthy, thoughtful and engaged responses written into the gallery comments book. One asked: why are there no Vietnamese images critical of their regime or any Iraqi images critical of Al Qaeda? We do show Vietnamese images that the North Vietnamese government would have been uncomfortable showing, as some of the captions make clear. These show dead US servicemen, and also Vietnamese casualites of .....read more