Aleppo Drone Footage (2016)

Drone footage shows the devastated buildings of east Aleppo, Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) announced it had succeeded in pushing the opposition fighters out of the remaining neighbourhood.

Wim Wenders: A Speech for James Nachtwey

War is a huge, infernal industry, the largest one on this planet. It seems presumptuous for one man to attempt to stand in the way of this machinery. Once war has broken out, everything spirals out of control almost immediately, turning even the armies and the soldiers who fight in it into helpless onlookers, victims of their own […]

Donovan Wylie: Invisible Architectures of War

British Watchtowers @ 2007 Donovan Wylie and courtesy of Steidl   The watchtower is not, typically, an offensive weapon. It’s an anticipatory instrument, a hedge against the inevitability of future conflict.   By Eugenie Shinkle, ASX, July 2015 Built in the 1950s, the Distant Early Warning line, or DEW line, was a system of radar […]

A Conversation with Simon Baker – On Conflict, Time, and Photography (Pt. 4)

Brad Feuerhelm of ASX interviews Simon Baker – On Conflict, Time, and Photography. Pt. 4 See the entire conversation: HERE From the seconds after a bomb is detonated to a former scene of battle years after a war has ended, this moving Tate Modern exhibition focused on the passing of time, tracing a diverse and […]

Robert D’Allesandro: “Glory”

    “‘Glory’, the title of D’Alessandro’s 1973 book of photographs, is as understated and as charged as his pictures, each of which includes an American flag. Still timely more than three decades later, twenty-five of those pointedly black and white images remind us that, where the stars and stripes are concerned, ambivalence, irreverence and […]