Bradley Wollman

 

Contemporary Photographers

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Recreating historical images using models is nothing new, but in the case of Bradley Wollman’s The Little War, images of the Iraq war, there is an added dimension: Most of the original images, recreated by the artist, were either carefully staged - or at least controlled - themselves (such as the infamous tearing down of Saddam Hussein’s statue - here is CNN’s original report, and this is what the crowd really looked like, see this story), or they were leaked. Wollman’s images can thus be seen as questioning what the original images are really telling us in the first place.