Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Thorne Anderson, Picking through the wreckage of battle in Najaf, August 27, 2004
Thorne Anderson, Picking through the wreckage of battle in Najaf, August 27, 2004
2006 Featured Exhibition

Group Exhibition
Unembedded

May 4–28, 2006
Lennox Contemporary
12 Ossington Ave
Artists Thorne Anderson
Rita Leistner
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad
Kael Alford

Unembedded is an intimate look at the war in Iraq
by independent
photojournalists Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, Kael Alford,
Thorne Anderson and Rita Leistner. Working
outside the U.S.
military’s official “embedding” program, their
unflinching
look at war-ravaged Iraq shows a life that is brutal
yet poignant,
where compassion co-exists with anger, hatred
and
fear. By gaining the confidence of Iraqis, they have
brought
back images of life in wartime, from beauty parlors
and joyful
wedding scenes to the carnage of civilian
casualties, the
heartbroken faces of grieving parents and the
glassy-eyed
shock of parentless children. This is not the view
from a Marine
base. These photographers were on the streets of
Baghdad
when it fell, amid a crowd of civilians under aerial
attack and
in a holy shrine with the Mahdi Army during a
siege. Their
images take us across front lines and cultural
barriers into the
lives of a nation in crisis.

Exhibition sponsored by
CONTACT.

Lecture May 8 - see lectures

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.