When Guilad Khan photographs the real horror, the perspectives slip. His photographs are more than documentaries, they are able to tell the whole story of a war with just one image. In the vastness that Khan usually spans through his oblique lines of sight, the horror at home is not obvious, not striking, but subtle, arising in the references that are narrative between people and objects.
For instance, when a small boy aims at a soldier and the viewer of the photograph wonders whether this little boy will be the next child soldier or suicide bomber. Or when two ammunition bodies become huge protagonists in a monumental landscape, whereby the people living in it seem strangely out of place. Guilad Khan's pictures are by no means sensational, they manage without the moment of shock, they don't need a shock effect and that's exactly why they are so spectacular.
Curated / Text:
Dr. Stefanie Lucci
*1976, lives in Bangkok, Thailand and works worldwide
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(Images: Guilad Khan)