EXTENDED FOR ONE WEEK! After negotiations with the gallery "2001: A Kandahar Odyssey" has been extended for one week and will now close on February 19th! If you didn't get a chance to see it the first month, you're in luck!
Exhibit Jan. 14 - Feb. 12
Opening Party: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 2pm-8pm
I was a U.S. Marine in Kandahar, Afghanistan 10 years ago at this same time. I was a sergeant with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit that was deployed immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The 15th and 26th Marine Expeditionary Units were in Afghanistan from November 2001 to February 2002, and made up a major part of the Coalition's initial assault force.
It is hard for me to believe that Coalition Forces are still there today, a never-ending war that no one is winning. Like the war, that
has waged for over 10 years now, the camera equipment I used is also 10 years old now. A Nikon D1 2.7 megapixel DSLR camera created all of these photos, it will be apparent in the over-sized prints. It will add timeliness to a subject that has become timeless over the past decade.
I hope you find aesthetic and documentary value; I hope you find beauty in the photos but overall I hope you find an awareness of the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.
Join me at the opening which is also my first solo exhibition.
스페이스 오뉴월/space O'NewWall, 서울특별시 성북구 성북동 51-2/Seoungbukgu Seongbukdong 51-2, Seoul, South Korea
This is my current feeling about Obama: Bush betrayed America's trust and destroyed our last bit of decency. But at least we could still say we had freedom and our voice -- until recently. With his silence and inaction Obama is betraying Americans, too. How could you do this to us?! I am embarrassed to associate the word "freedom" with my country.
Posted by mike at 11/24/2011 12:59:00 AM