‘Ghosts’ by Ralph Ziman | The Truth about the Arms Trade

“As the starting point Ziman had six Zimbabwean artists use traditional African beads and wire to manufacture several hundred beaded AK-47s; replicas of an iconic weapon which has come to be revered and grossly fetishized in Africa. Once completed, the beaded guns were the subject of a photo shoot in downtown Johannesburg, resulting in a series of images that are vivid, unsettling, and strangely beautiful.”

via ‘Ghosts’ by Ralph Ziman | The Truth about the Arms Trade.