I was commissioned to write this a few years ago for the Central European House of Photography in Bratislava (and thank you to all the photo...
Friday, 29 February 2008
Both Eddie Adams and Nick Ut's Vietnam pictures are reinvented all over the place - the first image above I found stencilled under a bridge on the banks of the Avon in Bath, and the same theme has been used all over the place (in Brian Haw's parliament protest for example, but not in Mark Wallinger's installation ).
Banksy did his Ronald and Mickey take on the Nick Ut, and Manit Sriwanichpoom reshot it for his This Bloodless War series (which he showed in little happenings that took place on the streets of Bangkok) , a commentary on Thai Consumption which followed on from his Pink Man series.
Sriwanichpoom is doing black and white anthropological portraits of his neighbours now which you can find (along with the Pink Man/Bloodless War work on the link above). There's also a short interview here.