... Richard Mosse's Infra, Martha Rosler's House Beautiful: Bringing the War
Home (1967–1972), or Jennifer Karady's Soldiers' Stories from Iraq and
Afghanistan; see also Raphaël Dallaporta's Antipersonnel or Ziyah Gafic's Quest
for Identity, ...
Author: Lauren Walsh
In today’s image-saturated culture, the visual documentation of suffering around the world is more prevalent than ever. Yet instead of always deepening the knowledge or compassion of viewers, conflict photography can result in fatigue or even inspire apathy. Given this tension between the genre’s ostensible goals and its effects, what is the purpose behind taking and showing images of war and crisis? Conversations on Conflict Photography invites readers to think through these issues via conversations with award-winning photographers, as well as leading photo editors and key representatives of the major human rights and humanitarian organizations. Framed by critical-historical essays, these dialogues explore the complexities and ethical dilemmas of this line of work. The practitioners relate the struggles of their craft, from brushes with death on the frontlines to the battles for space, resources, and attention in our media-driven culture. Despite these obstacles, they remain true to a purpose, one that is palpable as they celebrate remarkable success stories: from changing the life of a single individual to raising broad awareness about human rights issues. Opening with an insightful foreword by the renowned Sebastian Junger and richly illustrated with challenging, painful, and sometimes beautiful images, Conversations offers a uniquely rounded examination of the value of conflict photography in today’s world.
... images such as Simon Norfolk's tranquil landscapes of previous battlefields,
Raphaël Dallaporta's series of deadpan closeups of antipersonnel bombs, as
well as more traditional humanistic portraits of returned servicemen and women.
Author: Susan Best
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
By offering a new way of thinking about the role of politically engaged art, Susan Best opens up a new aesthetic field: reparative aesthetics. The book identifies an innovative aesthetic on the part of women photographers from the southern hemisphere, who against the dominant modes of criticality in political art, look at how cultural production can be reparative. The winner of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand best book award in 2017, Reparative Aesthetics contributes an entirely new theory to the interdisciplinary fields of aesthetics, affect studies, feminist theory, politics and photography. Conceptually innovative and fiercely original this book will move us beyond old political and cultural stalemates and into new terrain for analysis and reflection.
RAPHAËL DALLAPORTA France , b . 1980 Les ... From the series Antipersonnel
, 2004 opposite : BLU3 - B , USA Weight : 785g Diameter : 140mm Height :
180mm On release from a CBU - 2C / A bomb , this 7859 submunition - known as
Author: William A. Ewing
"This book, the broadest and most enterprising survey of its kind, showcases the creativity, ingenuity, and inspiration of up-and-coming photographic artists in over 200 images. Curators at the Musee de l'Elysee in Lausanne selected the photographers from hundreds of candidates submitted by more than sixty of the world's top photography schools. The panel's choice was made with one key question in mind: are these images likely to be known in twenty years' time?"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved