Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin : Chicago: Everything That Happened, Happened Here First, in Rehearsal

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Chicago is a fake Arab town built by the Israeli Defense Force for urban combat training. It is a place that is familiar to Israeli and American soldiers, but until now largely unknown outside Israel. Chicago stands in the middle of the Negev desert, a ghost town whose history directly mirrors the story of the conflict with Palestine. During the first Gulf War, American Special Forces had their first taste of the Middle East here. "Rehearsals" included a failed attempt to assassinate Saddam Hussein, the Battle of Fallujah and, most recently, the evacuation of the Gaza settlements.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 259.1 x 335.3 x 22.9mm | 1,474.19g
  • Steidl Publishers
  • Steidl Verlag
  • Gottingen, Germany
  • English
  • 60 colour illustrations
  • 3865213073
  • 9783865213075
  • 810,082

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"We met Mr. Mkhize in a migrant worker's hostel in a township outside Johannesburg, South Africa. He told us that he had been photographed twice before in his life. The first was for his Passbook, a document which allowed the apartheid government to control his movements. The second was for his ID book, which allowed him to vote in the country's first democratic elections. Ten years later we met him and took his picture.show more

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