Blue Sky Days solo exhibition 17 July to 27 September, 2015
Cortona On the Move Festival
Via Giuseppe Maffei 24-26
According to strike reports compiled by investigative journalists, several thousand people has been killed by covert U.S. drone strikes since 2004. Although we live in the most media-connected age in history, the public has scant visual record of the drone war and its casualties. In response, I decided to attach my camera to a small drone and travel across America to photograph the very sorts of gatherings mentioned in strike reports from Pakistan and Yemen — weddings, funerals, groups of people praying or exercising. I also flew my camera over settings in which drones are used over America to less lethal effect, such as prisons, oil fields, and the U.S.-Mexico border. I aim to draw attention to the changing nature of personal privacy, surveillance, and contemporary warfare.
Sponsored by Leica Camera Italia.
(There will also be a Leica Akademie Workshop 18-19 July in Cortona with Tomas van Houtryve.)