Tweet of the Day: Thomas Dworzak

07/1996. Grozny. The shrapnel splattered wall of the exhibition hall.

This image was taken in the war zone of Chechnya. It was taken by Thomas Dworzak a member of Magnum Photography. There is a  punctum to the image you do look twice. On seeing the Holes which are bullet holes you start to question the image more. Obviously the women are shading the sun from their eyes. However it makes me feel like they are cowering from what ever created the holes. The are on the bottom of the wall i presume to be red gives the image a feel of some kind of art deco ship. On studying the face the women seem to be grimacing like they have been given the all clear from a air raid shelter. A simple image so many questions…

Published by Alan Whitfield

I am a visual artist and poet who works within the context of fine art. My work is grounded in documentary, exploring the inner beauty of everyday life through various lens based media. Notions of nostalgia and social commentary are present, but from a definite northern working class perspective. Instinctively I exploring the townscapes of North Wales and the North West, often producing work that reflects the every day minutiae of life.

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