TIFA 2021 Book / Documentary

Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Documentary
  • Photographer
    Martin Miller
  • Agency / Studio
    Martin Miller Photography
  • Photo Date
    December 2017

In 2006 I began photographing war machines all over the country, and eventually started a portfolio devoted specifically to weapons of mass destruction. There was something elemental, even existential, about the interaction I had with these inanimate objects through my camera lens. Perhaps my imagination projected more meaning on to these objects than was there, but my instinct was that I was experiencing something very fundamental to human nature. If this was true of the conventional war machines, then it was true in spades for the weapons of mass destruction.