The Victory Column of Enduring Freedom is a monument to the notion of victory in the war in Afghanistan. It is a reference to Emperor Trajan’s column in the forum in Rome which records his campaigns in Dacia, modern-day Romania, through relief sculpture scenes spiralling up the column. The form of the spiralled column has been re-used and reinterpreted through history as an icon of victory, perhaps most notably for the victory column of Napoleon’s Grand Armée in Place Vendôme, Paris, made from captured Russian and Austrian cannons.
Razor wire and aggregate are materials commonly used for the perimeter security and surface imprint of enclaves of occupation in the War on Terror.
Photographed as Part of the Exhibit The Mountains of Majeed By Edmund Clark, On View at Flowers Gallery, Chelsea Gallery District NYC, Through May 6th, 2018.