New City Art review of Homeland at Gage Gallery, Chicago, March 2009
Cover story and feature on Homeland in Leica, March 2009
“Picturing the Iraq Veterans,” by Mary Panzer in Aperture Magazine 2008
“Homeland Insecurity” by John Weber in Photoworks 2008
I found these postcards by Aurelio Bertiglia on sale outside the Milan train station. They depict the Italian campaign in Ethiopia. The owner sold them next to framed photos of Mussolini. Il Duce skiiing, Il Duce swimming.
The owner said he was a socialist, said Italy was ruined, and hated selling the images, but said it’s what people like to buy. The use of children to promote war time mythologies astonished me, but the scenes depicted felt quite familiar.
September 17 from 7 to 9pm, images from Nina Berman’s Homeland book will be screened during a special evening slideshow at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Thirty photographers will present work.