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The Bang-Bang Club : snapshots from a hidden war
Marinovich, Greg.
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Publication Information:
New York : Basic Books, [2000]

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xiv, 254 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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1170 Lexile.
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HN801.Z9 V546 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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During the final, bloody days of South African apartheid, four remarkable young men-photographers, friends, and rivals-banded together

Author Notes

Greg Marinovich is a documentary filmmaker, photographer and writer who has freelanced for Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Associated Press. He has won numerous awards for his photography, including the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News in 1991. A native of South Africa, he now lives in Johannesburg
Joao Silva is a freelance photographer who has worked for The New York Times. His many honors for photography include South African Press Photographer of the Year for 1992. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, he now lives in Johannesburg

Table of Contents

ForewordDesmond M. Tutu
Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africap. ix
Prefacep. xiii
1 The Wallp. 1
2 'Ah, a Pondo--he deserved to die'p. 4
3 'f5.6 should be right'p. 19
4 Fame and Friendshipp. 35
5 Bang-Bangp. 47
6 A Shortcut to Heavenp. 60
7 Monstersp. 74
8 Bad Boysp. 84
9 Intelezip. 99
10 Flies and Hungry Peoplep. 109
11 'It is good that one of you dies'p. 122
12 Revolutionp. 130
13 The Sin of Lookingp. 144
14 'Show us your dead'p. 154
15 'At least you were there'p. 168
16 The Land of Milk and Honeyp. 176
17 Up and Downp. 185
18 Life Should be Roaringp. 195
19 A New South Africap. 205
20 Finished Businessp. 217
Glossaryp. 226
South African Timelinep. 237
Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 241