Men & Boys of War

 

In this series of traditional photographic prints I portray war veterans alongside the images of re-enacted battle scenes of the war in which they served.  The re-enactments are revealed as period-piece events that symbolize an idealized past, one of virtue and simplicity.  In singular re-enactment moments civilian day-trippers play out fantasies of grandeur and heroism, real life veterans cathartically relive personal trauma, and contemporary soldiers enter a safe zone where they can use the familiar dialogue of war as they attempt to socially re-acclimate.

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