U.S. Marines with oil wells burning behind them. Ahmadi oil field, Burgan field, Kuwait. 1991

Bruno Barbey

Print: Digital C-Type
Size: 6″ x 6″

2020

Signed

£240.00

In stock

Book Information

Original Title U.S. Marines with oil wells burning behind them. Ahmadi oil field, Burgan field, Kuwait. 1991
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Description

U.S. Marines with oil wells burning behind them. Ahmadi oil field, Burgan field, Kuwait. 1991 by Bruno Barbey.

Specifications

6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print

Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper

Signed on verso by Bruno Barbey

Mint condition

Statement from Bruce Davidson on the back of print “U.S. Marines with oil wells burning behind them. Ahmadi oil field, Burgan field, Kuwait. 1991”

“This image shows several burning oil wells which were damaged by retreating Iraqi soldiers during the burning of the Ahmadi oil field in southern Kuwait on April 1, 1991. The Iraqi troops, retreating after a seven-month occupation, smashed and torched 727 wells, badly polluting the atmosphere and creating crude oil lakes. In addition, up to eight billion barrels of oil were spilled into the sea by Iraqi forces, damaging marine life and coastal areas up to 400 kilometres (250 miles) away. This photograph was published in TIME as well as in a special issue of Life magazine which focused on the events of 1991. After this I received letters from some of the Marines in the photo who had participated in the liberation of Kuwait”

Artist Bio

Bruno Barbey, born in Morocco, has dual nationality – French and Swiss. He studied photography and graphic arts at the École des Arts et Métiers in Vevey, Switzerland. From 1961 to 1964 he photographed the Italians, considering them as protagonists of a small ‘theatrical world’, with the aim of capturing the spirit of a nation.

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Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg