Conversations on conflict photography / Lauren Walsh
- Walsh, Lauren
- London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019.
- Physical Description:
- xxiv, 345 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
- Foreword / Sebastian Junger -- Introduction. A note on the interviews -- A note on the Nachtwey photo -- Interviews. Section 1: Behind the lens. -- 1. Introductory essay: "The world of conflict photographers" -- The photographers. 2. Andrea Bruce -- 3. Marcus Bleasdale -- 4. Susan Meiselas -- 5. Shahidul Alam -- 6. Ron Haviv -- 7. Spencer Platt -- 8. Eman Helal -- 9. Benjamin Lowy -- 10. Nina Berman -- 11. Alexander Joe -- 12. Laurent Van der Stockt -- 13. Newsha Tavakolian -- Section 2: In the newsroom and beyond. 14. Introductory essay: "Industry practices, conflict photography, and critical debates" -- The photo editors and directors of photography. 15. Santiago Lyon, former vice president and director of photography, The Associated Press -- 16. MaryAnne Golon, Assistant Managing Editor and Director of Photography, The Washington Post -- 17. Aidan Sullivan, Founder and CEO of Verbatim Agency and former Vice President of Photo Assignments, Getty Images -- 18. Marion Mertens, Senior Digital Editor, Paris Match -- Section 3: Advocacy and aid. 19. Introductory essay: "Photographs of crisis: human rights and humanitarian organizations" -- The human rights and humanitarian agency representatives. 20. Michael Goldfarb, Director of Communications, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)-USA -- 21. Peter Bouckaert, former Emergencies Director, Human Rights Watch -- 22. Ellen Tolmie, former Senior Photography Editor, UNICEF -- Conclusion: "Conflict Photography: Looking Ahead".
- 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.
- 9781350049185 (hb ; alk. paper)
9781350049178 (pb ; alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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