My main objective is to make compelling imagery that tells the story…sound familiar? I’m just telling it from a different point-of-view, ironically ending up on the same pages where my photojournalism used to appear.
Photographer Matt Sutton reports on the work of MAG (Mines Advisory Group) in Laos. The country was hit by an average one B52 bomb-load every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, between 1964 and 1973. Of the 260m “bombies” that rained down, particularly on Xieng Khouang province, 80m failed to explode, leaving a deadly legacy. These photos were taken over the past 12 years and are part of an ongoing book project. The book, Legacy of a Secret, was runner-up for the Leica European Publisher’s award