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Title:
The cruel radiance : photography and political violence
Author:
Linfield, Susie.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xviii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Susie Linfield addresses the issue of whether photographs depicting past scenes of violence & cruelty are voyeuristic, arguing that if we do not look & understand that we are seeing at people, rather than depersonalised acts of inhumanity, our hopes of curbing political violence today are probably limited.
Language:
English
Contents:
Preface: The Black book -- Polemics -- A little history of photography criticism; or, Why do photography critics hate photography? -- Photojournalism and human rights: the calamity of the Kodak -- Places -- Warsaw, Łódź, Auschwitz: in the waiting room of death -- China: from Malraux's dignity to the Red Guards' shame -- Sierra Leone: beyond the sorrow and the pity -- Abu Ghraib and the jihad: the dance of civilizations -- People -- Robert Capa: the optimist -- James Nachtwey: the catastrophist -- Gilles Peress: the skeptic.
ISBN:
9780226482507
Format :
Book