• Guantanamo: If the light goes out
  • Guantanamo: If the light goes out
  • Guantanamo: If the light goes out

EDMUND CLARK »GUANTANAMO: IF THE LIGHT GOES OUT« – selected by DIANE DUFOUR

»How to represent reality when access to it is denied? Edmund Clark’s first book GUANTANAMO: IF THE LIGHT GOES OUT offers a bright answer to a more-than-ever relevant question for documentary photographers today. Through the pages, the viewer is confronted with a disjointed narrative, jumping from the homes of Americans living in the naval base of Guantanamo to the camps where the detainees have been held, to the new homes of former detainees trying to rebuild their lives. The juxtaposition of prison camp details, domestic still life and censored letters received by Omar Deghayes (a Lybian-born Muslim locked up for six years and finally released in 2007 with no charge) conveys a deep sense of disorientation and dislocation. The inhuman teatments cannot be document? At least, If the light goes out offers a chance to face unreadable documents, unanswered questions and invisible men.«

EDMUND CLARK
»GUANTANAMO: IF THE LIGHT GOES OUT«
publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport 2010
Text: Omar Deghayes, Julian Stallabrass, Edmund Clark
DESIGN: SMITH (Namkwan Cho, Victoria Forrest, Selina Swayne)
Format: cloth with mounted illustration, 31.7 × 25 CM, 192 PAGES, 67 plates (color), 3 additional illustrations (color), index, 39 b/w and 21 color REPRODUCTIONS
ISBN: 978-1-904587-96-5

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