The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of September 20, 2017

Date Grove, Haifa Street, Baghdad, 2003

chromogenic process color print, Image: 48.6 x 60.8 cm (19 1/8 x 23 7/8 in.); Paper: 58.5 x 70.7 cm (23 x 27 13/16 in.); Matted: 71.1 x 81.2 cm (28 x 32 in.). The Julius L. Greenfield Photography Acquisition Fund 2008.162

In his explorations of war, Norfolk seeks to capture its impact on humanity and the environment. In this image, the peaceful, sun-drenched date grove belies the presence of conflict. Shadowed on the ground, however, are spent shells, abandoned boots, and a crumpled tarpaulin. Norfolk sees it as his duty to make the viewer examine the scene more closely and recognize its true nature: a site of war.

Cleveland Museum of Art, (03/26/2011 - 08/14/2011); "Contemporary Landscape Photography"

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