Exhibition

Zakhem | Wounds: When War Comes Home

5 Nov 2019 – 10 Nov 2019

Regular hours

Tue, 05 Nov
10:00 – 21:00
Wed, 06 Nov
10:00 – 21:00
Thu, 07 Nov
10:00 – 17:00
Fri, 08 Nov
10:00 – 21:00
Sat, 09 Nov
10:00 – 21:00
Sun, 10 Nov
10:00 – 17:00

Old Truman Brewery

London
England, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • West End 8, 55 & 242; East London 8, 26, 48, 55, 57,242, 388 and South London 35, 47, 48, 78, 149
  • Shoreditch Highstreet Station, Liverpool Street Station, Aldgate East Station and Old Street Station
  • Shoreditch Highstreet Station, Liverpool Street Station, Aldgate East Station and Old Street Station

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A Photographic Exhibition by Giulio Piscitelli, inspired by his visits to EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centres in Afghanistan.

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In 2018, photographer Giulio Piscitelli visited EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centres in Kabul and Lashkar-Gah, Afghanistan.

There he met war victims who continue to face public indifference after 18 years of conflict and vowed to tell their stories: stories where violence punctures daily life without warning, stories that reveal the wounds – zakhem in Dari – left by the conflict.

Shell and shrapnel wounds take centre stage in the exhibition because ultimately, war begins with them, but deeper wounds are also revealed here – like the fear and exasperation that never leave those living in the midst of violence.

Piscitelli’s photos show the Afghan people’s enduring strength and transport you into a world that is illuminated, almost unreal – a world outside time and space. The true nature of war is that it is everywhere and never-ending and Piscitelli's work has made these wounds comprehensible, simple, powerful and eloquent.

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Exhibiting artists

Giulio Piscitelli

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