The Home Front
The Home Front images, taken over a four year period (2009-12), reflect on ‘the perennial seductiveness of war’ analysed by Susan Sontag, but as experienced on the home front, rather than in the conflict zone. Through its focus on air shows, the work aims to inspire reflection on the normalisation of war in our culture – on how militarization is ‘woven into the fabric of civic culture’. See project background below for more information on this work. The Home Front book was published on 10 October 2013 Dewi Lewis Publishing (in association with Impressions Gallery).
The Home Front was nominated for the Prix Pictet 2013 (Power) & 2014 (Consumption) and The Home Front publication was nominated (‘long list’) for the Deutsche Börse Photographic Prize 2015. A portfolio of The Home Front images, together with article, was published in the journal Photography & Culture (Routledge, Vol.8, Issue 3, Nov. 2015 & online in Feb. 2016).