Taken originally to gain publicity for the movement, Barber’s collected body of work, Peace Signs today represents an important social document of these major protests against the presence of American nuclear cruise missiles in Britain between 1980 and 1984. Barber’s images will appear alongside a newly commissioned graphic installation entitled Mind Map of Anti-Nuclear Protest to create a social record of both individual and collective responses to war.
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A picket mounted on the missile silo construction road by the Women’s Peace Camp at RAF/USAF Greenham Common, Berkshire (1982), Edward Barber. © Edward Barber
A peace protester at the ‘Spring Festival’ staged at the RAF/USAF Greenham Common, Berkshire (1982), Edward Barber. © Edward Barber
‘Embrace the Base’: 30,000 women link hands, completely surrounding the nine mile perimeter fence at RAF/USAF Greenham Common, Berkshire (1982), Edward Barber. © Edward Barber
‘Stop the City’ protester at the Bank of England, City of London (1983), Edward Barber. © Edward Barber