Photographer Poses Real Soldiers as Plastic Army Men in the Desert of Western Sahara

British photographer Simon Brann Thorpe‘s latest work titled "Toy Soldiers", blurs the boundaries between document, landscape and concept-based photography to explore a conflict that has been going on for 40 years in the Sahara desert and nonetheless is largely ignored by Western media. Thorpe collaborated with a military commander operating in the region to have real, human soldiers pose like toy soldiers. He explains, "The project enabled the creation of an arresting visual metaphor from which viewers can develop their own emotional, physical and political response to war and conflict."

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via [Fotografia Magazine]

All images © Simon Brann Thorpe