Cycles is a collection of war photographs taken by Finnish photo-journalist Ilkka Uimonen. The photos cover the Palestinian intifada and illuminate the Jungian idea that conflict can never be resolved so long as emotion displaces reason. While the pictures are stark, there is also a strong visual element showing this cyclical movement, the repetition of scenes, the repulsion from violence and headlong rush into it. In Cycles, this movement seems as natural and as blind as the sombre movement of wind through curtains.

The book costs £40 from Trolley Books.

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