Bringing Home the War
Bringing Home the War. War, displaced people, human suffering have become part of our everyday vernacular, we view them from a comfortable distance. What are these young men and women fighting, and dying for, in war-torn Syria, besieged Gaza or Afghanistan? A land, a village, a family, justice? Conversely, in these tranquil gardens, century-old houses and time-honored institutions of Middle England, what are we defending? Are the values between The Middle East and Middle England so very different? Through these images I want the viewer to question the veracity of what they see. The photographs, rather than being a romantic cliche of Englishness introduce the complexities, diversity and ambiguities of our culture.
Gabrielle Farah • Brian Naughton • Kiriya Nishina • Josie Taylor • John Trickey • John Ward • David West •