Shot in areas well-known for periods of extreme strife--Nicaragua, El Salvador, Lebanon, the Sudan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, and others--from 1981 to 1988 for photo-journalistic outlets such as Time, Life and National Geographic, the photographs compiled here represent some of the best humanist photography of the late 20th century. What sets James Nachtwey's photographs apart is the human emotion inherent in every image: Never content to simply record the explosive power of war and civil strife, its gruesome ravaging of its victims, its confusion and disarray, Nachtwey has consistently managed to set all the dehumanizing elements of war in a human dimension.
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Nachtwey, a photojournalist who has received the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal three times, here documents the profoundness of war. The photographs, taken between 1981 and 1988, are from places whose names have become synonymous with anguish, violence, and repression or with civil, religious, political, or rebel war: Sri Lanka, Korea, Northern Ireland, Lebanon, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Uganda, Haiti, Sudan, and the West Bank. The book's relentless color photographs, often spread across the open page, reveal torture, starvation, perverse inhumanity, and the bombing and murder of innocent children, civilians, rebels, and constabularies alike. Purpose and hope are as palpable as sorrow in prayer before the fray and in the faces of mourners; zealousness and discipline are evident in the training of U.S. Army recruits, Tamil guerrillas, and young Guatemalans. Recommended.
-Ann Copeland, formerly with Drew Univ. Lib., Madison, N.J.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0500541523