Cover image for Tales from a globalizing world
Tales from a globalizing world
Schwartz, Daniel, 1955-
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2003.
Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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TR820.5 .T35 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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A new world is emerging from the accelerating phenomenon that we call globalization. To reveal the constructive as well as the destructive power of globalization, ten very different photographers have produced photo-stories from different continents.

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Library Journal Review

Photographer and editor Schwartz (The Great Wall of China) commissioned ten photographers to complete ten extremely different documentary "photo-stories" for this collective project. Each piece poignantly illustrates the abstract concept of globalization and its implications worldwide. Uniting these different photographic "tales," this book (a companion to the exhibition commissioned by the Swiss government) also includes each photojournalist's two-page essay, with detailed captions to accompany the 227 color and black-and-white images. Subjects include migrant workers in China's Pearl River Delta, former child soldiers playing football in Liberia, and portraits of loneliness in Belgium. The ten contributing photographers worked in five different countries and dealt with a set of complex issues, from the postwar quest for identity in Bosnia to post-9/11 immigration to the United States. The impact of globalization has been given much scrutiny in recent years, but this compilation is perhaps the most intelligent and compelling look so far at our rapidly changing world. The photographers accomplish the task of first-rate photojournalism: they enhance our awareness of complicated social issues. Highly recommended for all collections. [After touring Switzerland, the exhibition will travel abroad, with locations to be announced.-Ed.]-Shauna Frischkorn, Millersville Univ., PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Daniel SchwartzAndreas SeibertThomas KernCristina NunezStephan VanfleterenShehzad NooraniZiyo GaficTim HetheringtonBertien van ManenPhilip Jones GriffithsAkinbode Akinbiyi
Foreword: One World, or Something of that Sortp. 6
Somewhere from Nowhere China, Pearl River Delta: 21st-century megalopolisp. 10
Homeland of Globalization USA: from Detroit to the Mexican borderp. 32
Made in Italy Italy - Milan and Naples: parallel worlds of fashionp. 56
Facing Stories Belgium: the poverty of lonelinessp. 80
Childhood Denied Nepal, India, Bangladesh: the struggle to survivep. 104
Quest for Identity Bosnia-Herzegovina: recovery from warp. 128
Healing Sport Angola, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Kenya: ways outp. 152
Paradise in Boxes France: immigrants in the Paris suburbsp. 176
Independence and Transition Vietnam: values old and newp. 200
Black Atlantic Divinities Nigeria and Brazil, Lagos and Brasilia: migrant gods and returneesp. 224
Biographiesp. 254
Acknowledgmentsp. 255