“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.
September 11 – October 17, Nina will show 3 images from Homeland in the No Comment group exhibition at Galerie Cerami in Charleroi, Belgium.
Two other NOOR photographers, Jan Grarup and Kadir van Lohuizen, are included in the exhibit.
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