Quick Note on August 14, 2010
I’m getting back in the swing. Kind of. An email came my way this week from artist Nicholas Grider about his ongoing project of documenting troops in training for war, and a new phase in which he hopes to embed himself with troops in a war. Two years ago he began studying war simulations in the Mojave Desert – incredibly huge and (from what I see in his photos) lifelike war installations. He did a practice embed (as a photo-journalist) with the training troops in the desert. This starts to fee challenging.
Now Grider has an opportunity to embed in Afghanistan, “real” as opposed to “fake.” The challenge he sets for himself magnify. And promise us fascinating and thoughtful documentary/art photographs, books, and exhibitions. Imagine what we may learn from Griders experience.
Now for the “ask.” Join Grider’s Kickstarter campaign: Two Afghanistans – Art Photography Project and Military Embed Check out his page, think about it.
I’ll be back later with Notes about what I see today.