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Targets Targets
Autor: Koelbl Herlinde
Data publikacji: 2014-05
ISBN: 9783791349749
Wydawca: Prestel
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 24x30 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 250
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220 colour illus.

For four decades Herlinde Koelbl has unflinchingly turned her camera to everything from the vagaries of aging flesh and the physical toll of drug withdrawal to the history of hair in artistic masterpieces. In this arresting and important book she looks at soldiers preparing for war. Visiting twenty-four countries around the world, Koelbl documented soldiers training in vast empty deserts, surrealistic underground bunkers, abandoned cottages in the German countryside, and mock cities constructed by Hollywood set designers. Accompanied by commentary by the soldiers themselves, these images illustrate the incredibly diverse and increasingly perplexing conditions confronted by military populations throughout the world. Together they provide a disturbing, insightful, and unforgettable collective portrait of modern warfare.


With a provocative series of images rarely captured on film, acclaimed photographer Herlinde Koelbl offers us a unique glimpse of what soldiers around the world are trained to see as they learn to take aim at the enemy.

In a career spanning nearly three decades, Herlinde Koelbl has firmly established herself as Germany's most acclaimed photographer. From intimate scenes of private life, to the corridors of power, Koelbl's eye for detail allows us to see the world we think we know in ways we never imagined. In her most recent book, Targets, Koelbl has focused her lens on the phantom battle scenes used by armies worldwide to train their soldiers to shoot to kill. In the vast expanse of barren deserts, in labyrinths of concrete bunkers, and in mock Arab villages created by Hollywood set designers, soldiers are being taught to take aim at a great range of targets, all for the same deadly purpose. Over a period of six years Koelbl has visited military training camps in more than 20 countries across the globe, to see how soldiers learn their trade. The result is a compilation of portraits – surprising, disturbing, and fascinating – of the lifeless targets used in practice to simulate an enemy in order to prepare for wars yet to come. Accompanying the photographs are texts from Koelbl's conversations with soldiers along with insightful essays on the increasingly diverse and perplexing conditions confronted by military populations throughout the world.


About the Author

Herlinde Koelbl's photographs have appeared in numerous publications throughout the world. She is the recipient of several awards and her work has been displayed in solo as well as group exhibitions in museums in Berlin, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Munich, and Chicago.

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