If The Light Goes Out

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If The Light Goes Out

Royal Photographic Society Journal

November 2010

“‘Once I’d done one book about prison, Guantanamo seemed an obvious progression’, says Clark. ‘It struck a chord with me. I wasn’t sure initially how I would deal with it, but I was interested in the way that its inmates had been demonised through representation. Guantanamo was such a symbol, and these people had gone through that, and been told that they were the worst in the world. Yet here they were released without charge. I was initially interested in exploring the mismatch between the way they had been represented and the normality of their lives. That’s why I thought of just photographing where they lived, because it plays on our shared experience of personal domestic space.'”