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    Dewi Lewis Publishing, S. Norfolk, Afghanistan: Chronotopia, 2002, pl. 8 and cover

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2001, Norfolk embarked on a major project investigating the relationship between war and landscape. To date, this has taken him to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; to Israel and Palestine; to refugee camps in Ingushetia, Chad, Lebanon and Pakistan; and to Ascension Island in the South Atlantic.
    His journey began with Afganistan in 2001. The entire project exudes Norfolks ability to represent decay, destruction and aftermath with a poetic beauty. Within the balloon seller, the figure stands in front of a former teahouse in a park next to the Afghan Exhibition of Economic and Social Achievements in the Shah Shahid district of Kabul. Ballons were illegal under the Taliban, but now ballon-sellers are common on the streets of Kabul providing cheap treats for children. Shot at dusk, the balloons shine in the grey landscape giving a surreal sense of displacement.

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Former Teahouse in a park next to the Afghan Exhibition of Economic and Social Achievements in the Shah Shahid district of Kabul

2003
Colour coupler print
61 x 76.2 cm. (24 x 30 in).
Signed, annotated 'Chronotopia 2' and numbered 1/10 in ink on the verso. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £13,750

Photographs

22 Nov 2008, 3pm
London