This series aims to question and re-examine the notions of truth in the way people look at the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The “enemies” evidenced in these images are in fact American citizens living in simulated Iraqi villages located not in the Middle East, but in Southern California. The villages are a holding station for soldiers bound for the battlefield, and a constructed reality which offers a glimpse into the training that American soldiers face before their deployment. The images confront the viewers’ expectations and preconceptions about the people they fight against.
About the Artist
Born in Washington DC, Eric has always been fascinated with the world around him. As a child, he travelled across the country with his family, an act which instilled in him at an early age an abiding love of travel. Since then, Eric has continued to travel extensively, exploring and documenting the realities of the multicultural world in which we live. His photos suggest a unique insight to and experience of the human condition, of light and form connecting to illuminate the essential, intangible human experience. Eric earned his degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, and currently resides in New York City, where he pursues both commercial and Artistic photographic endeavours, always seeking to explore and challenge the world around him. He is currently hard at work on publishing his first book.