Tag Archives: Conflict

Fort Campbell | Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta | 30 September 2014

Fort Campbell was built in 1937 and was armed with two guns to defend the coastal waters of Mellieha and St. Paul’s Bay against invasion. Another anti aircraft gun was added later. One can still see the gun emplacements, the soldier’s quarters, the underground magazine and the Fire Control Command. Several pillboxes and machine gun openings were constructed all around the fort. The fort was garrisoned by 200 RMA soldiers. It’s generator fed the Search Lights facing St. Paul’s islands. This fort was abandoned around 1970.

Information from:
Rural Development Programme for Malta 2007-2013
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Europe Investing in Rural Areas

© Tony Blood - Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood – Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood - Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood – Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood - Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood – Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood - Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood – Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood - Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood – Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood - Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood – Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood - Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood – Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood - Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood – Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood - Fire Station, Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood – Fire Station, Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood - Fire Station, Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

© Tony Blood – Fire Station, Fort Campbell. Selmun, Mellieħa, Malta, 30 September 2014

Advertisements

Forces | 2013 | Digital

The current work is a series of intimate portraits based on people who have trained in the Armed Forces. This role requires skill, mental and physical effort and above all discipline. Choosing a career in the forces with the intention to engage in combat is also a great sacrifice. They do this in order to bring peace, it shows spirit, courage and determination, and it was my aim to depict these mindsets within the series.

Paul - 31.369761,63.958969

Paul – 31.369761,63.958969

Stuart - 54.59171,-5.963902

Stuart – 54.59171,-5.963902

John - 12.80022,45.033345

John – 12.80022,45.033345

Ian - 17.935089,31.080016

Ian – 17.935089,31.080016

Andrew - 17.735607,-89.008484

Andrew – 17.735607,-89.008484

Comments about my work are very much appreciated.

All images copyright ©2014 Tony Blood Photography

No copying without the photographer’s permission.

Syrian Girl | Victoria Square, Birmingham | 4 February 2012

A Syrian girl studying in Birmingham stops to talk about the recent massacre that happened that morning in Homs before continuing her solo protest against the British government for non intervention. On Saturday 4th February 2012 more than 260 people were reported to have been killed as a result of Syrian government troops bombing the protest hub. Since the conflict began in March 2011 it is estimated at least 93,000 people have been killed. (1)

(1) – [www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22886730]

All images copyright ©2013 Tony Blood Photography

No copying without the photographer’s permission.

The image was shortlisted for the Coventry Open 2012 at the Herbert Gallery, Coventry. It got mentioned in the Coventry Telegraph:

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/whats-on/find-things-to-do/art-local-artists-frame-coventry-3021223

Syrian Girl, Birmingham, 2012

Syrian Girl, Birmingham, 2012