We live in an explosion of information where humanity is evermore interconnected. Desolating images of unending wars and their causes– greed, anger, theft of resources, and deprivation of food and water– succeed one another with numbing speed, accumulating and resonating in our minds eye.

Through the cracks of this shattered humanity, children’s resilience, playfulness, wisdom, joyful innocence, live on.

This duality, is the realm Fly Zone explores.







Christopher Morris, based in Paris, was born in California in 1958 and began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for TIME Magazine, where he has been on contract since 1990. He has been credited with redefining political coverage in America during his years working at the White House for TIME Magazine from 2000 till 2009. Simultaneously to his career as a photojournalist, Morris has expanded his work into the fashion world. He has received various awards, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the Olivier Rebbot Award, the Journalism Award from the Overseas Press Club, two Infinity Awards for photojournalism from the International Center of Photography in New York, the PDN Look Fashion Editorial Award and numerous World Press Photo awards. Morris is a founding member of the photojournalist agency VII based in New York.

All images © Christopher Morris.


Richard Mosse was born in 1980 in Ireland and is based in New York. He earned an MFA in Photography from Yale School of Art in 2008 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, London in 2005. Mosse has exhibited work at the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, the Bass Museum of Art, Miami, the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, the Dublin Contemporary Biennial, and the Tate Modern, London. In 2013 Mosse represented Ireland in the Venice Biennale. Mosse's work is part of many public collections including the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, the Martin Margulies Collection, Miami, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, and the North right Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh.

All images © Richard Mosse.
Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.


Martha Rosler is an artist whose work often focuses on the public sphere and landscapes of everyday life, especially as they affect women. Her photographic series on places of passage and systems of transportation— airports, roads, subways, streets—have been widely exhibited. She publishes often on art and culture; her book Culture Class was published in 2013. Rosler has for many years produced works on war and the “national security climate,” connecting everyday experiences at home with the conduct of war abroad. In 2004 and 2008 she reinstituted her now well-known series of photomontages “House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home,” originally made as a response to the war in Vietnam. In 2013 Rosler’s series of public banners on drone warfare and surveillance was shown at the Look3 Photo Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her performance and installation Meta-Monumental Garage Sale was held at MoMA, New York, in December 2012.

All images © Martha Rosler
Courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash.


Nichole Sobecki is an independent photographer, videographer and writer based in Nairobi, Kenya. She studied political science at Tufts University and photography at the International Center of Photography and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. In 2012 Nichole was selected by the Magenta Foundation as a Flash Forward Emerging Photographer winner. Nichole works in a combination of photography, text, audio and video recordings, believing that complex stories often lend themselves to different forms of narration. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Times of London, The Guardian, Le Monde M Magazine and GlobalPost. Through her work Nichole strives to document the consequences of war, poverty and social unrest.

All images © 2009 Nichole Sobecki.


Claudia Vargas is a visual artist based in New York. Her series AIR explores themes of flying, fleeing and falling; inspired by children’s resilience to atrocities it draws from the uninhibited emotions of childhood. Vargas received her MFA from the École Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1985. She has participated in international residencies, including at the Cholamandal Artists’ Colony in India and in Tibet with master Tsering Wangchok. An interview with Louise Bourgeois discussing Vargas' work was selected for “La Rivière Gentille,” a film by Brigitte Cornand. Her work has been widely shown, with solo exhibitions at La Maison de l’Amérique Latine in Paris,De Fabriek in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and several galleries and cultural centers across Europe. The late Willoughby Sharp also featured her work in “Polarities” at the Durst Organization in New York.

All images © Claudia Vargas.
Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.


Born 10 Feburary 1942 in Bronx New York. Attended the New York Public School system. The late fifties and early sixties were spent traveling throughout North America (USA, Mexico, Canada). The first presentation of the work was in Mill Valley, California in 1960. Lawrence Weiner divides his time between his studio in New York City and his boat in Amsterdam. He participates in public and private projects and exhibitions in both the new and old world maintaining that: “Art is the empirical fact of the relationships of objects to objects in relation to human beings and not dependent upon historical precedent for either use or legitimacy.”

All images Courtesy of the artist, Moved Pictures Archive NYC
and Marian Goodman Gallery NY.

"Child" is an audio work designed to be subliminal, background - present but never shouting, screaming, crying, pealing with laughter. The greatest "collateral damage" in any war is the children. In extreme situations, they may find the opposite manifestation to what is expected of them. For the child, the expression of pain and of joy both seem without limit. That expression may be numbed or silenced but it does not disappear. The source of sounds in "Child" are children: processed, stretched, transformed.

Music published by zOaR Music - BMI 2014.


Elliott Sharp is a composer, performer, and producer who leads the projects Orchestra Carbon, Terraplane, and Tectonics and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetics to musical composition and interaction. In March 2013, Sharp's composition Storm Of the Eye commissioned by violin virtuoso Hilary Hahn was premiered. His composition Turing Test for the Neue Vocalsölisten Stuttgart premiered at the Venice Biennale October 2012. Also in 2012, Oneirika for the ensemble Zeitkratzer premiered at MaerzMusik Berlin and Persistence of Vision for the Sonic Visions Orchestra premiered at Sonic Visions Festival Reutlingen. He was commissioned by Issue Project Room to create Occam's Razor for double string-quartet for his birthday marathon E# @ 60 in 2011. In 2010, Sharp directed, wrote, and composed About Us, a science-fiction opera for all-teenage performers at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.He has been featured at New Music Stockholm, Donaueschingen Festival, Darmstadt Festival, and Au Printemps. His audio installations include Fluvial, Chromatine, and Tag. His electroacoustic work Cryptid Fragments was included in the Bitstreams show at the Whitney Museum, 2001. Sharp's work is the subject of a recent documentary film "Doing The Don't" by Bert Shapiro and he was featured on NPR All Things Considered in October 2012.





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