Jason Oddy - Playas

13 Oct 2006 – 25 Nov 2006

Event times

Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 - 18.00

Thurs evening by appointment


London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Brixton

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Between October 2004 and August 2005 Jason Oddy created an in-depth photographic portrait of Playas, a one-time mining town in New Mexico, USA. The work is an oblique document of a remote desert outpost that has recently been purchased in its entirety by the US Department of Homeland Security to be a real-life training centre in the War on Terror. The project captures the tension between the real and the fake of a place that, sponsored by the US government, has become a backdrop for all manner of imaginary disasters.

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