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Burke + Norfolk: Photographs From the War in Afghanistan

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Burke + Norfolk: Photographs From the War in Afghanistan

Time: September 16, 2011 to November 12, 2011
Location: Gallery Luisotti
Street: Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave.
City/Town: Santa Monica
Website or Map: http://www.galleryluisotti.co…
Phone: (310) 453-0043
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Gallery Luisotti
Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2011

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“Burke + Norfolk: Photographs From the War in Afghanistan” is a fascinating conversation across time between 19th-century Irish photographer John Burke and contemporary British artist Simon Norfolk. During the 1878-80 Second Anglo-Afghan war, Burke made pictures (albumen prints represented here by present-day copies) melding Victorian traditions of expeditionary and ethnographic documentation. Norfolk, returning to Afghanistan in 2010-11, "moved in Burke’s shadow," as he puts it, tracking down similar locales and subjects: dwelling-encrusted mountainsides, groups of military officers and local types.

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