Photographer Nikita Teryoshin pulls back the curtain on the global arms business

Nothing Personal: The Back Office of War by Nikita Teryoshin
Entering the back office (Image credit: Nikita Teryoshin)

In today's world, we are constantly bombarded with images of war and destruction, and this is in no small part due to the global expenditure on arms increasing year on year. Perhaps surprisingly, the global arms business gets very little media exposure – which makes the new photography book by photographer Nikita Teryoshin all the more striking. 

Nothing Personal: The Back Office of War by Nikita Teryoshin is a new release published by Gost, and turns what little knowledge we do have about the arms business completely on its head. Teryoshin traveled to 16 arms fairs across each continent between 2016 and 2023, to investigate what happens before wars take place. The resulting body of work is presented in the book and provides an insight unlike any before. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 


Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.