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Publisher Note

The Cold War ended in 1991, but echoes of it can still be heard today. One example of this are numbers stations, short wave radio broadcasts of coded messages, believed to be intended for undercover agents in enemy states. Despite originating in the darkest days of the last century these transmissions continue today, with broadcasts occurring daily from countries including Russia, Cuba, and North Korea.

Shadows of the State is a photographic project by Lewis Bush which investigates these mysterious broadcasts and attempts to locate the likely transmitter sites of thirty of these stations. These sites are then mapped using high resolution satellite imagery and displayed alongside radio spectrograms, audio recordings, and extensive information about each station.

Artists’ Book

Shadows of the State

by Lewis Bush

Release Place Berlin, Germany
Edition 1st edition
Release Date January 2018
Artist: Lewis Bush
Printrun 1000
ISBN: 978-3-947312-02-3
Original Price 50.00 Eur
Subform Photobook
Topics Cold War, Numbers Stations, Radio, Spying
Methods Audio, Photography
Language English
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 18.0 × 28.0 cm
Pages 180
Content 58 images
Color 5, CMYK
Technique Offset