Book Signing: Edgar Martins

Saturday 18 May 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Purdy Hicks, Pavilion, G17

This multifaceted publication includes original photographs, archival photography and images researched from private Islamist, Libyan and dark web forums.

Developed in north Africa from 2019-2023, this part-documentary, part-speculative project is based on a poignant and very personal story and experience: the death and disappearance of Edgar Martins’ close friend, photojournalist Anton Hammerl, during the 2011 Libyan war. The book responds to Anton Hammerl’s disappearance/death through an examination of the geography, players and circumstances surrounding his demise as well as a reflection on the decisive but paradoxical role that photography has played in conflict zones.

Anton’s hand is made of guilt. No muscle of bone. He has a Gung-ho Finger and a Grief-stricken Thumb. was awarded the main prize at the SONY World Photography Awards 2023.