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Bag(H)dad / Aaron Claringbold
Bib ID 6886724
Format BookBook [still image, volume]
Author
Claringbold, Aaron, photographer, author
 
Description [Coburg, Victoria] : Aaron Claringbold, [2015] 
©2015 
35 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 21 cm 
Summary

A collection of black and white documentary photographs of Bagdad, a small country town located north of Hobart, Tasmania, at 42°37′S 147°13′E, with a short afterword that connects it with the other Baghdad, located at 33°20′00″N 44°26′00″E. The cover image shows a run-down fence stretched across a cleared landscape, and the opening image shows a sign on the town outskirts for the Heritage Highway Roadhouse, Bagdad, with a horse-drawn coach and rolling hills appearing above a much larger Coca-Cola logo. The opening text of the afterword begins, “As Australians we are far removed from much of the world, from western imperial policies, actions, and perhaps most importantly outcomes. Here conflict is obscured. In this sense we serve as an experiment; what one group of people can be convinced to do to another if the distance between them is great and the understanding small and distorted. This concept does not negate the situation at home, but the reality is that ‘settlement’ was predominantly successful. Those who are left are seen through years of misinformation, interpretation and guilt (if seen at all).”

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Cover title.

Subjects Cities and towns -- Tasmania -- Bagdad -- Pictorial works.  |  Landscape -- Tasmania -- Bagdad -- Pictorial works.  |  Documentary photography -- Tasmania -- Bagdad.  |  Zines -- Australia.  |  Bagdad (Tas.) -- Description and travel -- Pictorial works.  |  Bagdad (Tas.) -- Social conditions -- Pictorial works.  |  Australian
Also Titled

Baghdad

Bagdad

Exhibited Sawtooth ARI Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, 6 to 28 February 2015. 

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