“Lisa Barnard opens her book Hyenas of the Battlefield, Machines in the Garden with Margaret Sackville’s poem. It reckons with the trauma borne by returned soldiers as a form of distance that resides in the eyes, and in so doing the poem clarifies the extent to which the reciprocity of community depends on our collective ability to see […]
An interview on one of my important images from the publication Chateau Despair published by GOST. Every week the Guardian present ‘My Best Shot’ from photographers around the world. This week its my turn and I decided to use it as a reminder to everyone of the perils of Thatcherism and a reminder that Cameron […]
Together with 71 others I have been shortlisted for the PRIX DU LIVRE 2015 at Rencontres D’Arles. Will be bringing a few books with me but otherwise there will be a book signing on Thursday July 9th between 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Cour Fanton in Arles.
Nomination for the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award 2015 for ‘Hyenas of the Battlefield, Machines in the Garden’.
Nominated by Louise Clements, co-founder of the FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby for the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award 2015 for ‘Hyenas of the Battlefield, Machines in the Garden’. Louise Clements wrote: ” A surprising and often disturbing examination of how war is now conducted from afar, by individuals that Barnard calls ‘bored witnesses’. An uneasy feeling pervades a […]
EXPOSURE, an exhibition as part of this years Format Festival: EVIDENCE. EXPOSURE consisted of work from notable artists including Chris Shaw, Simon Norfolk and myself, as well as an emerging generation of talented photographers drawn from over twenty countries across North America, Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, India, China, South East Asia and Eastern Europe. [continue]… […]
Saturday 23 May – Book Signing, ‘Hyenas of the Battlefield, Machines in the Garden’ – Offprint Projects London Offprint Projects London will take place at Tate Modern from the evening of Friday 22 May until Monday 25 May.On Saturday 23 May at 15.00 I will be signing copies of ‘Hyenas of the Battlefield, Machines in […]
SENSOR is a new multi-media, interactive exhibition of works from an international mix of activists, philosophers, software engineers and artists. Their work brings the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs or “drones”, by the U.S., over the past thirteen years, to a tangible reality. The technology, implemented 8,000 miles away and officially unacknowledged by the […]
“This is a constantly surprising and often disturbing examination of how war is now conducted from afar by operators sitting in front of computer screens, whom Barnard dubs “bored witnesses”. What then, her book asks, does that make us?”…….[continue]
“It might seem fatalistic to suggest that both civilisation and warfare share the same origins; certainly one does appear to presuppose the other….”