Rasmus Degnbol

Photographer
   
WAR FAIR
Location: Copenhagen
Nationality: Denmark
Biography:     Rasmus is a freelance photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. His work often balances on the edge of whats technological possible. “We have to explore all these new tools to tell our stories in new ways, but at the same time... read on
Public Story
WAR FAIR
Credits: rasmus degnbol
Date of Work: 01/01/18 - Ongoing
Updated: 03/13/19
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“IT’S BEAUTIFUL! – i’d like 8000 of those…. and I would also like a new car” a general shouted looking at a newly released shiny bomb with a ROI (return on investment) of 80 meters. First he was clearly exited, but then changing his tone to a more direct, nothing between the lines, he wanted a new car, and clearly didn’t care the journalist (me) standing next to him.

WAR FAIR is a personal project that examines the world of defence industry trade fairs. As the world yet again is rushing towards another arms race, and defence spending on a heavy rise, where are all these billions of dollars being spent? And how does the world of selling war actually look?

Over the last two years I’ve visited numerous of the large defence fairs, with thousands of exhibitors and guests its a world of its own, far away from any frontline and many times with combating countries visiting the same fairs. It’s a world where marketing is king and death is never mentioned- it’s a world of defence and security, not aggression and violence, at least if you ask those immersed in it.

Story is unpublished and available for licensing. A larger edit is available.
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