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Eddy Lopez, One Year In Iraq: March 19, 2003-March 19, 2004; Collateral Damage: 10,000 Iraqi Civilians Killed
One Year In Iraq: March 19, 2003-March 19, 2004; Collateral Damage: 10,000 Iraqi Civilians Killed
Inkjet Prints
30' x 10'
2012

One Year In Iraq: March 19, 2003-March 19, 2004; Collateral Damage: 10,000 Iraqi Civilians Killed is about bringing to light the deaths of thousands of Iraqi civilians. The victims, unlike the fallen U.S. soldiers, lack an identity, an individuality. To aid in visualizing the vast number of those killed, I utilized a morphing computer program that allowed me to mix and average out an Iraqi male, female. and child face. These faces were then repeated, in accordance to the percentage of each man, woman or child killed, to complete the 10,000 civilians believed to have been killed in the first year of war (please check www.iraqbodycount.net, with the accompanying links to the various news sources.)