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against power - [unit 2]

Amateur Photography
from Abbottabad


subjectthe terrorist
basecoercive, reward
toolfear, spiritual rewards


The CIA recently released the entire digital content of Ossama Bin Laden's Abbottabad compound.
Searching through the contents, it is possible to identify a few cameras used by the associates of Bin Laden. Thus the amateur photography of terrorists.
The shocking twist is the banality of their interests; cats, rainbows, children, flowers. Far from the view we normally have of the frightening terrorist.

These collages throw this everyday amateur photography back onto the icon of Bin Laden, collapsing the sinister and the innocuous in an absurd puzzle.