Nina Berman image from homeland insecurity

Nina Berman: Homeland Insecurities

Specific events mark generations and eras. If you’re an adult American today, you can recall where you were and what you were doing when the jets hit the World Trade Center because it changed your world forever.

Nina Berman: Homeland Insecurities

Since that day in September of 2001, the United States has unilaterally invaded two small countries, illegally imprisoned and at times tortured foreign citizens, holding them for years in conditions that undermine principles of international law and human rights for which Americans have long claimed to stand, driven its economy deep into debt, and seen the value of its currency plunge. These crimes and nightmares have been perpetrated in the name of “homeland security,” also name of the government agency created to insure that 9/11 never happens again, whatever the cost. In the shadow of this grim history, Nina Berman’s work examines what the United States has become and how its citizen are responding to a period of conflict and threat—whether imagined or real—unlike any known for two generations. Her observations, offered in the successive and chilling bodies of photography she has created since 2001, will not reassure those at home or abroad who hope to see a kinder and gentler United States emerge from the post-Bush and Cheney epoch.

Sorry this is a Photoworks Members only post.

As a Photoworks member you will receive the Photoworks Annual (RRP £20) shipped direct to your door, immediate access to members-only Photoworks web-content and year round 10% Photoworks shop discount and much more...

Member LoginBecome a Photoworks Member


Published in Photoworks Issue 11, 2009
Commissioned by Photoworks

Buy Photoworks Issue 11