Peter Kennard is a political artist. He is perhaps best known for the images he created for CND in the 1970s–80s.
‘In the 1970s I noticed that images of nuclear weapons had become completely normalised, even to the extent that a chain of poster shops were selling a heavily airbrushed, uncaptioned photo of a mushroom cloud as a glossy poster to be hung up in your home,’ Peter told CND. ‘I wanted to try and make images that showed the horror and madness of the nuclear arms race so I got involved with CND and tried to produce photomontages that showed that nuclear weapons were anything but normal and to make images that rendered them unacceptable. The broken missile photomontage of 1980 was based on Gerald Holtom’s CND symbol of 1958. I made the montage for CND to show that it is protest by the people that can break the missiles of destruction.’
What is 60 faces of CND?
Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND has been a powerful collective voice against the dangers of nuclear weapons.
CND’s greatest strength has always been its members.
Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
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