War Memorial - Julian Germain

4 Oct 2008 – 23 Nov 2008


Portsmouth, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • The Hard Interchange is is five minutes walk through Gunwharf Quays
  • Portsmouth Harbour Station is five minutes walk through Gunwharf Quays

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Since the invention of simple box cameras, those in military service have taken pictures of the places that they have visited and the things that they have done. Some have been anodyne tourist photographs or pictures of their mates mugging for the camera. Others have had complex motives, as the camera is used to collect trophies. Others still have a political purpose, to highlight conditions of service or very occasionally war crimes. At aspex, Julian Germain, one of the best known photographers working in the UK today, will ask those who are or have been in military service to show and talk about their photographs, to make an evolving exhibition that will give the opportunity to explore the meaning of such images.

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