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Artist Talk and Book Launch with Edmund Clark and Omar Deghayes

Thursday 11 November 2010, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Don't miss this chance to hear photographer Edmund Clark and
Omar Deghayes talk about the work Letters to Omar, being shown as part of the group exhibition Bringing the War Home.

Letters to Omar reveals the censored correspondence sent to UK resident, Omar Deghayes, during almost six years that he was held at Guantanamo. Some are from his family and his lawyer, but most are from strangers he had never met. Omar, who was released without charge in December 2007, never saw the original documents.  At Guantanamo, even the backs of envelopes and blank sheets of paper were redacted, photocopied or scanned. Clark explains that "these visually extraordinary documents reveal the extent of control exercised by his interrogators and testify to the dilemma of a man, alone in a cell, thinking of home."

Clark will also be launching his new book Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out, published by Dewi Lewis. The publication comprises 70 colour photographs, 63 letters, an essay by Dr Julian Stallabrass of The Courtauld Institute of Art and texts by Omar Deghayes and Edmund Clark.

This event is planned so you can also attend (should you wish) Archive Connections with Edmund Clark at the National Media Museum shortly before between 3.00pm and 4.30pm.

Free event.
Booking recommended.

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