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Photography and War

Photography and War
Cover: Fűzött
ISBN: 9781789141450
Language: angol
Size: 190*220
Weight: 756 g
Page no.: 220
Publish year: 2019
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Photography and War

There are countless books on war photography, most of these focusing on dramatic images made by photojournalists in combat zones. Photography and War instead proposes a radically expanded notion of war photography, one that encompasses a far broader terrain of geographies, chronologies, practices and viewpoints. Pippa Oldfied considers photography’s fundamental role in military reconnaissance, propaganda and protest, exposure of war crimes, and the memorialisation of war, among other themes. While iconic images by well-known names such as Roger Fenton and Robert Capa are included, the viewpoints of people who have historically been overlooked - women and photographers from diasporic and non-Western backgrounds - are forcefully present. As a result, this book offers a nuanced and more inclusive understanding of war as a far-reaching undertaking in which anyone might be implicated and affected. Richly illustrated, with some photos published for the first time, this book offers an accessible and well-rounded introduction to photography’s perhaps most contested, complex and emotive subject.

Contents:

Introduction

one Despatches from the Combat Zone
two Military Vision
three Home Fronts
four Secrets and Exposures
five Legacies

References
Select Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements
Index

Pippa Oldfield is a historian and photography curator who has worked on many exhibitions on the theme of photography and war. She is Head of Programme at Impressions Gallery in Bradford, Honorary Research Fellow at Durham University, and Visiting Research Fellow at University of Leeds.

Publisher: Reaktion Books
Series: Exposures
Category: Fotó, Történelem




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