Double War: Shaun Gladwell

Double War: Shaun Gladwell places the artist’s war work within his wider practice, which explores the geopolitics of the body, human movement and mortality. But more than this, Messham-Muir offers an engaging examination of how the visual culture of war in the West has changed as a result of the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. From early war photography to the continuing tradition of commissioned artists out in the battlefield, this book explores how the role of the camera has become central in today’s wars, from newsmedia to the digital viewfinder of weapons targeting systems.