Opening reception: Bringing Guantánamo Home
Thursday, September 11, 2014
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Opening Reception for Bringing Guantánamo Home followed by screening of Guantánamo Circus.
Where can Guantánamo be found in United States culture and politics? How do migration, security, refuge, and human rights affect our communities?
Photographing GTMO and the Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Artist's Lecture: Since 2005, Christopher Sims has been making photographs within fictitious Iraqi and Afghan villages on the training grounds of U.S. military bases as well as photographing daily life at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station. A former photo archivist at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, he is the Undergraduate Education Director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Jihad Lamp, Fort Polk, Louisiana. 2006. Photograph by Christopher Sims