Hector Rene Membreno-Canales fought in the Iraq War. With his veteran’s pension, he enrolled in photography classes and composed, with the help of his comrades and classmates, a series critical of the representation of war. The methodology is simple and elegantly executed: borrowing classical painting’s rules about composition and light, he photographs soldiers and other symbols of war—weapons, flags, ammunition, uniforms—in confusingly anachronistic situations.
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