David Birkin’s work reflects on the way war is depicted. At its core is a concern for censorship and the edges of visibility, often focusing on omissions and redactions. Profiles addresses the relationship between spectacle and loss, specifically, the representation of civilian casualties from the Iraq War and the paucity of such images.
Detail of Profiles, 2012. 8 inch x 10 inch photographic transparencies on hospital X-ray light boxes (overall dimensions variable).