by Tomas van Houtryve
July 17 – September 27, 2015
Cortona On the Move Festival, Cortona, Italy
According to strike reports compiled by investigative journalists, several thousand people has been killed by covert U.S. drone strikes since 2004. Although we live in the most media-connected age in history, the public has scant visual record of the drone war and its casualties. In response, Tomas van Houtryve decided to attach his camera to a small drone and travel across America to photograph the very sorts of gatherings mentioned in strike reports from Pakistan and Yemen — weddings, funerals, groups of people praying or exercising. He also flew his camera over settings in which drones are used over America to less lethal effect, such as prisons, oil fields, and the U.S.-Mexico border. Tomas van Houtryve aims to draw attention to the changing nature of personal privacy, surveillance, and contemporary warfare.
Sponsored by Leica Camera Italia.
Note: There will also be a Leica Akademie Workshop July 18-19 in Cortona with Tomas van Houtryve.