About the Archive of Modern Conflict
The Archive of Modern Conflict (AMC) is an organisation dedicated to the collection and preservation of vernacular photographs, objects, artifacts, curiosities, and ephemera. Founded in 1991, the archive began as a collection of photographs relating to war and conflict but has since expanded its remit to become the vast and thematically diverse repository it is today.
AMC has curated and participated in exhibitions worldwide in institutions such as the Tate Modern, Hayward Gallery, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada, and at events and fairs such as the Rencontres d’Arles, Brighton Photo Biennial, and Paris Photo. Photobooks – published under AMC Books – have won or been shortlisted for prizes including: the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, Rencontre d’Arles Historical Book Prize, PHotoEspana Best Photography Book Prize, Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Award and the Kassel Festival Best Photobook.
Born 1959, London, United Kingdom. Lives and works in London, United Kingdom.
Timothy Prus is the curator of Archive of Modern Conflict since 1992. He is also an exhibition organiser and a photobook editor. His previous publications include Whale’s Eyelash (2014), Nein, Onkle (2007), Scrapbook (2009) and The Corinthians (2008). Previous exhibitions include Lodz Ghetto (Muzeum Sztuki, 2005), Collected Shadows(Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, 2013), Notes Homes (FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, 2013), The Great Refusal (2013) and A Guide to the Protection of the Public in Peacetime (Tate Modern, London, 2014).
Ruben Lundgren (鲁小本)
Born 1983, Hilversum, the Netherlands. Lives and works in Beijing, China.
Ruben Lundgren is photographer and curator based in Beijing. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and worked as part of the Dutch photographers duo WassinkLundgren. Notable projects include Empty Bottles (2007), Tokyo Tokyo (2010),Luxiaoben (2010). A retrospect of their work was shown in the FOAM photography museum Amsterdam in 2013. Together with Martin Parr he co-edited The Chinese Photobook, from the 1900s to the present (2015). Recently he works as a photojournalist for the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant and sources photography for the Archive of Modern Conflict.