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A View Of Kabul City from Bala Burj, 2011

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Simon Norfolk (b.1963)

A View Of Kabul City from Bala Burj, 2011
Archival pigment print, edition 1/7, signed with certificate of authenticity and label for Michael Hoppen Gallery to the back.

H.48 W.64cm

This artist regularly sells at auction for 8K.

Born in Lagos in 1963, and educated in Oxford and Bristol, Simon Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work over the past fifteen years has been themed around a probing and stretching of the meaning of the word 'battlefield' in all its forms.  He has photographed in some of the world's worst war-zones and refugee crises, but is equally at home photographing supercomputers used to design military systems or test-launches of nuclear missiles. 
A recurring theme in Norfolk's work is time. Focused on contemporary events and interest, his past works Afghanistan: Chronotopia and Ascension and Island: The Panopticon found him capturing landscapes awash in the social and political layers of recent human history. With Stratographs, Norfolk's ambition was to map, in his words, "time's thickness" by illustrating the swiftly receding Lewis Glacier on Mount Kenya, and the slow slippage of the seasons in war torn Afghan landscape. 
Norfolk's work has been widely recognised; he was awarded The Discovery Prize at Les Rencontres d'Arles in 2005; the Infinity Prize from The International Center of Photography in 2004; and the European Publishing Award in 2002. In 2003 he was shortlisted for the Citibank Prize (now known as the Deutsche Böurse Prize), and in 2013 he won the Prix Pictet Commission. His work has been shown internatinally, and is held in many major collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Getty in Los Angeles, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO. In 2011, London's Tate Modern curated a solo exhibition of his Burke+Norfolk.