300 x 370 mm
The first Earth-born creature to enter space was Laika, a stray dog from Moscow that blasted off aboard Sputnik 2 on 3 November 1957, heralding the beginning of the space race and an associated propaganda war between the two superpowers of the era, the Soviet Union and the United States. Edited by the Archive of Modern Conflict together with Cristina de Middel and Thomas Mailaender, this issue of AMC2 contains a cross-section of some of the space-race related images held by the archive.
About the Magazine
AMC2 Journal is a magazine run by The Archive of Modern Conflict. Issues are published intermittently, each printed in a different format. The magazine was first issued in 2011 and most recently in 2018.
About the Publisher
The Archive of Modern Conflict is an organisation dedicated to the collection and preservation of vernacular photographs, objects, artefacts, curiosities, and ephemera. Founded in 1991, the archive began as a collection of photographs relating to war and conflict but has since expanded its remit to become the vast and thematically diverse repository it is today. They have produced and published over thirty books, often collaborating with photographers and artists such as Stephen Gill, Cristina de Middel, Thomas Mailaender, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, and Don McCullin.