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Black and white image
National Gallery of Canada / Musée des beaux-arts du Canada
Courtesy of the artist and the National Gallery of Canada
Sophie Ristelhueber’s aerial views of the desert landscape of Kuwait after the first Gulf War evoke the technology of modern warfare, which relies on aerial bombardment, surveillance and missile strikes.
This photograph was included in "160 years of war photography: an audiovisual guide to the world's most powerful conflict images" (Tate Modern, London - 26 November to 26 March 2015)