Memory of Fire: Images of War and The War of Images

Memory of Fire: Images of War and The War of Images
Library Shelf Location 27.STAL
Publication Date 2013
Description Essays by Coco Fusco, Stefaan Decostere, Sarah James, Rita Leistner and Julian Stallabrass Interviews with Broomberg and Chanarin, Ashley Gilbertson, Philip Jones Griffiths, Geert van Kesteren and Trevor Paglen. Illustrations include work by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, Kael Alford, Ashley Gilbertson, Thomas Hirschhorn, Frank Hurley, Benjamin Lowy, Simon Norfolk, and Paul Seawright (WARNING: Contains graphic images of war and violence) Bringing together and updating material collated for the 2008 Brighton Photo Biennial, this book offers an important theoretical and historical resource about the photography of war, and how images are used as instruments of war. It covers the urgent issues of the depiction of war, the use of images of war by the media, various forms of censorship, the military as a PR and image-producing machine, the circulation of unofficial images and the impact of the digital mediascape. Scoping twentieth-century war photography from the Russian Revolution to current wars, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan, many types of images are illustrated and analysed, from large-scale museum photography and artist installations, through photojournalism and official army propaganda, through to amateur images made by soldiers and civilians.
ISBN 9781903796498
Quantity 1
Pages 224
Editor Julian Stallabrass
Authors Stefaan Decostere, Rita Leistner, Julian Stallabrass, Coco Fusco, Sarah James
Format Paperback
Publisher Photoworks
Category Photography
Keywords Wars, War photography, Armed conflicts, Armed Forces
Language English

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