as peter watkins describes his 'wars we lost' series: "a collaborative project between the writer oliver shamlou and myself. the project followed many months of conversational toing and froing concerning the relationship between literature and photography. we were interested in the reception and validity of literature vs. the way in which we digest and receive photographs, and our relationship to both mediums in terms of reality. it was important for us to put together a project where both mediums were presented on an equal footing, and were somehow integral to the reading of the other. this represents a start point for me in exploring the close relationship literature and photography can have in our reception of artworks and reality." see more here.
[all peter watkins + oliver shamlou. from the series wars we lost. 2010.]