Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition
Saturday, March 19
6:00 p.m. EST
Celebrate the launch of Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition at Flowers Gallery, Kingsland Road, London. Copublished by Aperture Foundation and Magnum Foundation, this new book raises fundamental questions about the accountability and complicity of our governments, and the erosion of our most basic civil rights. In Negative Publicity, British photographer Edmund Clark and counterterrorism investigator Crofton Black explore unseen and unpublicized aspects of the U.S.’s war on terror, including previously unpublished photographs and documents that confront the nature of contemporary warfare and the invisible mechanisms of state control.
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Edmund Clark (born in London, 1963) studied history and French at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, and the Sorbonne, Paris, before gaining a postgraduate diploma in photojournalism at the London College of Communication. His books, Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out (2010) and Control Order House (2012), engage with state censorship to explore hidden experiences and spaces of control and incarceration in the global “war on terror.” His book The Mountains of Majeed (2014) reflects on the end of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history. Clark has received worldwide recognition for his work, including the Royal Photographic Society Hood Medal for outstanding photography for public service, and the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award. He was also shortlisted for the Prix Pictet and W. Eugene Smith Award and nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and Henri Cartier-Bresson International Award.
Crofton Black has spent several years carrying out in-depth international investigations into counterterrorism tactics on behalf of the human rights group Reprieve, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and other organizations. He has a doctorate of philosophy from the University of London on the topic of early modern hermeneutics and was formerly an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin.