Photographer Edmund Clark’s project Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out looks at spaces and objects that tell the ongoing story of confinement and dehumanization at the American prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Clark photographed the homes of released detainees in the UK and travelled to Guantanamo Bay where he was granted access to the prison camp and the American base where soldiers and interrogators live. The project also includes a body of work called Letters to Omar, a collection of correspondence sent to a detainee named Omar Deghayes while he was imprisoned in Guantanamo. The letters — all of which have been scanned, redacted, cataloged and stamped — illustrate the extreme levels of control exerted over every aspect of prisoners’ lives. A selection of work from Clark’s project is on view now at Flowers Gallery in New York through January 12th. A monograph of the entire project is available through Dewi Lewis Publishing.
Prison Camp Hospital, display of the product and tube used for force feeding
Camp 4, arrow pointing to Mecca and ankle shackle ring
Original, hand-censored letter to detainee Moazzam Begg from his daughter
Camp X-Ray, interrogation hutsPlaylist
J. McVay presents his ‘Films of the Decade’ list. Plus some favorite 1st Person segments and BTR Live Studios performances. And we hear a couple of artists J interviewed earlier this year. | listen