"It is well that War is so terrible - lest we should grow too fond of it." General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) 'Relic' is a photographic portrait of an intriguing group of enthusiasts and collectors of the paraphernalia of conflict. Though most military equipment is eagerly scrapped once a conflict is over, the men in this series seek to preserve and restore it. There is ambivalence in holding on to the artifacts of destruction and death, with their functional, ominous beauty, yet no collector here expresses any wish to glorify war. The incongruity of seeing these fearsome tools of war is somehow revealing and more sinister in the context of peacetime domesticity.
Naomi Carson • Sarah Christie • Suzie Colledge • Lauren Craig • Stephen Crossland • Richard Deane • Tory Gaston • Emma Good • Jordan Hayes • Amanda Johnston • Aisling Kane • Lisa Larkham • Sam Long • Gemma Maguire • Julz Marulina • Emma Jane McAleese • Lauren McGookin • Joanne Mullin • Steven Neeson • Phil O'Kane • Cat Salisbury • Kevin Traynor • Nora Venney • Liz Wade • Richard Wade •