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New Book Shows Explosions, Fires, and Public Order by Sarah Pickering

March 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Photography

NEW YORK, NY.- Sarah Pickering’s “Explosions, Fires, and Public Order”, (Aperture, April 2010) is a visually arresting glimpse into the secret world of civil defense. Combining four series, the book begins with Public Order, a project exploring the Metropolitan Police Public Order Training Centre, a simulated urban environment near London where officers rehearse responses to imagined scenarios of civic unrest. Next, the Explosions series documents the tactical use of controlled explosions by the British military to add realistic stress to [...]