Cover image for Danziger's Britain : a journey to the edge
Danziger's Britain : a journey to the edge
Danziger, Nick, 1958-
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Publication Information:
London : Flamingo, 1996.
Physical Description:
356 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
General Note:
Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins, 1996.
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DA632 .D358 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Nick Danziger began his journey in June 1994, as newspapers and magazines throughout the land commemorated the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings and recalled the Allies' war aims (to afford assurance that all men in all lands may live out their lives in freedom from fear and want).

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Booklist Review

Danziger is a photographer and award-winning documentarian. The journeys required to produce his work have also resulted in remarkable, unconventional travelogues. Danziger's Travels (1987) perilously traces the ancient Silk Route through war-ravaged Afghanistan and Iran and beleaguered Tibet into China. His work is also captured in Danziger's Adventures: From Miami to Kabul (1992). This time, Danziger stayed closer to home, visiting economically devastated areas throughout urban and rural Britain, taking 18,000 black-and-white photographs that resulted in a six-part television series. Only a few of the most poignant pictures appear in this book first published in Britain in 1996. Danziger lets his subjects paint their own portraits in words as he interviews residents of communities torn by drugs, crime, and unemployment. In Britain, some critics have suggested that Danziger shows us nothing new. True, but his book is a sad reminder of the way too many people have to live, and it serves as a challenge to indifference. --David Rouse