Author profile: David Campbell

From Absence to Absence: The Visual Culture of The ‘War on Terror’

David Campbell • Nov 9 2011 • Articles

Throughout the last decade, news photography has re-presented the ‘war on terror’, in the form of military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, in ways consistent with military strategy. Much photojournalism exists within and reproduces an ‘eternal present’, obscuring the frames that narrow its perspective, rendering casualties and context as absent.


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