Beyond Gitmo | ما وراء خليج غوانتانامو
Beyond Gitmo offers an unprecedented view of 14 men held as alleged terrorists at the U.S. Naval Station in Cuba—after they have been cleared and freed—to nine countries, from Albania to Qatar. Gitmo's inmates are reviled as the "worst of the worst," but many were innocents kidnapped and sold to American forces. Hundreds of men held for years at Guantánamo without charge or trial have now been released home or displaced to foreign countries as unlikely permanent tourists. The military prohibits photographing faces at Guantánamo Bay. Beyond Gitmo replicates this "no faces" rule in the free world; their bodies may be free, but Guantánamo will always mark them.
Select images from the series follow, with additional images in Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay (Radius, 2017), and on view at Steven Kasher Gallery through 22 December 2017.
Djamel, Berber (Algeria 2015)
Held: 11 years, 11 months, 18 days
Cleared: October 9, 2008 & May 8, 2009
Released: December 14, 2013
Charges: never filed in U.S.
Acquitted and exonerated at trial in Algeria.