Under the Radar Sun is a photographic work that visually explores the themes of surveillance, ecological disasters, and neglected landscapes. The image was taken adjacent to the previously occupied American military base, Camp Doha, in Kuwait. The camp and surrounding landscape were the sites of the most hazardous self-inflicted accidents in US military history, the ‘Doha Disaster.’
The Doha Disaster was an accidental fire that turned into an explosion, which occurred at the (now abandoned) American military base, Camp Doha, in Kuwait in 1991, after the Gulf War had ended. It left the adjacent Doha Natural Reserve completely closed off due to depleted uranium contamination. In 2001, efforts were made to upturn the area's topsoil and discard the contaminated terrain.