We are very proud and excited to announceHelmand Return, a site-specific and gallery exhibition by Robert Wilson’s of images shot in Afghanistan earlier this year documenting the returning of the troops.
The project will be displayed both in a gallery setting, but also throughout London with 50 images displayed on billboards and bus adshells throughout the UK. On the image will be a QR code where you can gain information on the imagery. Specific locations were determined by biographical data gained from the returning troops, the idea to allow people to engage with the returning troops and the distant war. Familiar everyday locations such as the local Royal Mail depot are juxtaposed with images of the Post Office in Camp Bastion.
To see the full portfolio of images and to learn more about the project, please visit the Helmand Return site.
A gallery exhibit will open at Gallery 1 1/2 on October 17th and run for six weeks. The billboard exhibition will run for two weeks.