Victory arch built by the Northern Alliance at the entrance to a local commander's HQ in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

2002

Norfolk, Simon
'Victory Arch built by the Northern Alliance at the entrance to a local commander’s HQ in Bamiyan, Afghanistan', 2002 and 'The brickworks at Hussain Khil, east of Kabul, Afghanistan', 2002 are part of Simon Norfolk's Afghanistan Chronotopia series. 'Victory Arch' was made in Bamiyan after a hard two-day trip. He writes: "The road had destroyed the front axle of the vehicle in which we left Kabul. The rest of the journey was made on the open back of an old truck borrowed from a farmer. The archways have been built all over Afghanistan by the victorious Northern Alliance to celebrate their 'victory' over the Taliban. The arch is actually at the entrance to the fortress-like compound of the local warlord. The young soldier was a Hazara of about 15 who said he’d been a soldier for 5 years."
  • Artwork Details: 101 x 126cm
  • Edition: 8 of 10
  • Material description: lambda print on Fujicolor crystal archive paper
  • Credit line: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Simon Norfolk
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Photograph
  • Accession number: ACC45/2003

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