Shooting Under Fire: The World of the War Photographer

Shooting Under Fire The World of the War Photographer Shooting Under Fire is the candid testimony and stunning photographs of the men and women who go into battle armed only with a camera to show warfare as it is and where it is In this volume ten leadi

  • Title: Shooting Under Fire: The World of the War Photographer
  • Author: PeterHowe
  • ISBN: 9781579652159
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Shooting Under Fire is the candid testimony and stunning photographs of the men and women who go into battle armed only with a camera to show warfare as it is and where it is In this volume, ten leading combat photographers relate incidents of horror, humor, bravery, and daring in locations from Vietnam to Haiti, Ramallah to Chechnya, El Salvador to Sarajevo, the World Shooting Under Fire is the candid testimony and stunning photographs of the men and women who go into battle armed only with a camera to show warfare as it is and where it is In this volume, ten leading combat photographers relate incidents of horror, humor, bravery, and daring in locations from Vietnam to Haiti, Ramallah to Chechnya, El Salvador to Sarajevo, the World Trade Center to Afghanistan Here, in their own words, are their stories of life in the combat zone, together with many of the powerful images they risked their lives to obtain This historical and very human look at the pathos of war also reveals the moral and ethical issues that this elite corps of photographers face, and the decisions they must make in the chaos of conflict In addition to the works of these talented photographers are iconic images, from the American Civil War to the devastation of the World Trade Center, that tell the story of the development of combat photography and the profound changes in warfare itself that have occurred in the last century and a half.

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    1. کتاب سوای مقدمه اش، از ده بخش تشکیل شده است. در هر یک از این بخش ها یکی از عکاسان جنگ از تجربیات، اندیشه ها و عکس های خود سخن می گوید. عکس های مورد بحث نیز در خلال نوشته ها به صورت رنگی و با کیفیتی معقول چاپ شده اند. این فصول ده گانه به ترتیب نوشته ی این عکاسان هستند: پاتریک شاول، فی [...]

    2. Reading this book and looking at its photos, took me to a trip to the fearful 20th century.I wished i could be a useful person such as those brave photographers and journalist and do something to stop the world from what it is now.My respects to all those brave photographers and journalist whom sacrificed their lives in order to change the world to a better place.

    3. Don't let yourself be put of by a slow-moving (and not that well-written) introduction! Howe takes the time to establish the history of combat photography, and it's information worth having. A bit of context only makes the reading of the book that much more worthwhile. Howe interviews and records 10 different combat photographers and there stories. It reads like a collection of journal entries - sometimes the photographers are remembering tense moments or challenges, times when they almost fell [...]

    4. Probably my favorite photography book, that I still go back to often. It shows the personal sacrifices individuals make to give us a sense of the suffering of others -- really the only way any good is done for the unfortunate around the world.

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