Questions without answers : the world in pictures by the photographers of VII / [introduction by David Friend ; photographs by VII].
- London ; New York : Phaidon, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 367 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Friend, David and VII (Organization)
- Questions Without Answers presents the groundbreaking work of photo agency VII and includes over 50 photo stories by leading photographers such as Marcus Bleasdale, Alexandra Boulat, Ron Haviv, Antonin Kratochvil and Christopher Morris, The extraordinarily talented group of photographers who make up this collective are at the forefront of digital, up-to-the minute photojournalism, providing an unflinching record of people and events around the world. --
Spanning subjects ranging from conflict, humanitarian crisis and social commentary to fashion and portraiture, each story highlights not only a critical moment in our history over the last 20 years but also each photographer's rare insight and individual voice. From the end of the Cold War to the present day, this book brings together some of the most important, moving and compelling stories they have told - from images of the Balkan Conflict, 9/11 and the Indian Ocean Tsunami to the Presidency of Obama, child brides and portraits of cultural figures. With an introduction by David Friend, this book provides a powerful visual history of our changing world and its defining events. --
VII derives its name from the number of founding photojournalists who, in September 2001, formed this collectively owned photo agency. Responsible for creating and relaying to the world many of the images that define the turbulent opening years of the 21st century, VII turns its gaze with equal intensity to more subtle forms of conflict and documents the changes and development of society and culture worldwide. But this is not merely artfully captured, neutral observation; nor is it the doctrinaire elaboration of a political or social position. Each photographer is inspired by an array of often very different motivations and what unites VII's work is a sense that, in the act of communication at the very least, all is not lost; the seeds of hope and resolution inform even the darkest records of inhumanity; reparation is always possible; despair is never absolute. --
David Friend is Vanity Fair's editor of Creative Development and served as Life magazine's director of photography during the 1990's. An Emmy and Peabody award-winning producer. --Book Jacket.
- 9780714848402 (hbk.)
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