Simon Norfolk

‘The Museum of the Jihad’ in Herat. In the centre of the tableau of anti-Soviet mujahedeen guerrillas is Ismail Khan, one-time Governor of Herat and minister in the national government. Mythologizing their role in the Jihad helps justify their control and ownership of Afghanistan’s modern warlord economy.

2011

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Simon Norfolk born 1963
Medium
Photograph, digital C-print on paper
Dimensions
Image: 366 × 488 mm
support: 380 × 506 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Simon Norfolk 2016
Reference
P20531

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