Donovan Wylie: Invisible Architectures of War

The watchtower is not, typically, an offensive weapon. It’s an anticipatory instrument, a hedge against the inevitability of future conflict. By Eugenie Shinkle, ASX, July 2015 Built in the 1950s, the Distant Early Warning line, or DEW line, was a system of radar stations stretching across northern Canada from Alaska to Greenland. Its job was […]

Jo Metson Scott – “The Grey Line”

from The Grey Line The Grey Line Jo Metson Scott By Elizabeth Breiner for ASX, October 2013 The last few years have seen a surge in photography projects from the front lines, Afghanistan in particular, as a growing number of soldiers have found in the viewfinder a welcome reprieve from the insular solitude of their […]

Robert Knoth & Antoinette DeJong – “POPPY: Trails of Afghan Heroin” (2012)

Poppy claims to trace the Afghan the entire recent history of the opium trade, to describe trafficking routes and opium’s impact on millions of people. It claims to do all of this on an enormous scale; across 13 countries and with more than 17 years of on-the-ground reportage.   Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin By […]

ASX.TV: Orlando Von Einsiedel – “Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul” (2010)

Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul is a beautifully shot film that follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the Skateistan charity project is the world’s first co-educational skateboarding school, where a team of international volunteers work with girls and boys between […]