The subject of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may conjure up images of grainy Interpol mugshots and hooded detainees, but Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer have created sensitive and revealing portraits of those imprisoned as part of the War on Terror. The body of work is deeply psychological and compelling, both shocking and absorbing, presenting individuals who were deliberately dehumanized. The portraits show remarkable presence; they show men reclaiming the identity once lost and misunderstood, men with a piercing
stare recalling the traumatic experience of incarceration.
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