Edmund Clark’s best photograph: echoes of Guantánamo in a children’s slide


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‘This is from my Guantánamo series about the homes of ex-detainees. The architecture of the room is very confining’

This is a house in Kuwait. It belongs to the brother of an ex-Guantánamo Bay detainee. I’m not going to say who he was. The architecture of the room struck me as incredibly confining. The contrast between the bare walls and the ornate carpet was striking, plus the innocent child’s plaything – the slide – has been put right up against the wall in an uncomfortable way. Then there’s the basketball hoop in red, white and blue – an American presence in this country, in this person’s life.

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