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Picture Show: Guantanamo Bay

For nearly three years, Christopher Sims made phone calls and sent letters to various military personnel in order to gain access to the military base at Guantanamo Bay. Finally allowed to visit in 2006, Sims spent four days photographing the spaces inhabited and created by those who work and reside on..

For nearly three years, Christopher Sims made phone calls and sent letters to various military personnel in order to gain access to the military base at Guantanamo Bay. Finally allowed to visit in 2006, Sims spent four days photographing the spaces inhabited and created by those who work and reside on the naval base, primarily in the Windward Point area. What results is a series of strange and familiar landscapes, wherein emblems of Americana punctuate a place that, in spite of public awareness, has remained largely invisible.


Club Survivor, Camp America

Leeward mess hall, Naval Station

Office trailers, Camp America

Jungle gym, Naval Station

McDonald's, Naval Station

U.S. post office, Camp America

Outdoor movie theater, Naval StationYou can see the complete set of photos here. The collection will be shown at the Civilian Art Projects gallery in Washington, D.C., until March 14.
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