The Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography for 2011 has been granted to Walid Raad, a Lebanese mixed media artist, whose work is often concerned with Lebanon's contemporary history and trauma of war. This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition entitled 'Walid Radd - 2011 Hasselblad Award Winner' at the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg.
The collective work in this book are from his project entitled The Atlas Group (1989-2004), which are composed of photographs and texts that record and narrate various findings and scenes related to wars contributed by fictional witnesses. Works include photographs of military devices, gadgets, sites found with bullet marks and cartridges, bombarding scenes, resting soldiers and prints buried under the demolition in Lebanon and other parts of the world.
Includes afterword by Gunilla Knape, Research Manager of Hasselblad Foundation. With artist biography and a list of winners of the Hasselblad Award.