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Picturing atrocity : photography in crisis

Author: Geoffrey Batchen; M Gidley; Nancy K Miller; Jay Prosser
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2012.
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This title taps into the widespread interest in, and concern about, photographs of atrocity. The book contains a broad range of atrocity photographs from throughout history and around the world, as well as essays by well-known artists and photographers.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Batchen; M Gidley; Nancy K Miller; Jay Prosser
ISBN: 9781861898722 186189872X
OCLC Number: 793891718
Description: 319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Response and responsibility. Words can kill : Haiti and the vocabulary of disaster / Rebecca Solnit ; Visible and invisible scars of Wounded Knee / Mick Gidley ; Severed hands : authenticating atrocity in the Congo, 1904-13 / Christina Twomey ; Atrocity and action : the performative force of the Abu Ghraib photographs / Peggy Phelan --
2. Becoming iconic. Photographing atrocity : becoming iconic? / Griselda Pollock ; The iconography of famine / David Campbell ; A single image of famine in China / D.J. Clark ; History at a standstill : agency and gender in the image of civil rights / Elizabeth Abel --
3. Photographing atrocity. Body on a hillside / Susan Meiselas ; Crossfire / Shahidul Alam --
4. Circulation and public culture. The iconic image of the mushroom cloud and the cold war nuclear optic / Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites ; The girl in the photograph : the visual legacies of war / Nancy K. Miller ; Atrocity, the "as if," and impending death from the Khmer Rouge / Barbie Zelizer ; The falling man / Tom Junod --
5. Ordinary atrocities. Street photographs in crisis : Cernăuţi, Romania, c. 1943 / Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer ; Picturing the perpetrator / Paul Lowe ; War trophy photographs : proof or pornography? / Hilary Roberts ; Picturing an "ordinary atrocity" : the Sharpeville massacre / Darren Newbury --
6. Atrocity askance. Looking askance / Geoffrey Batchen ; Documentary pictorial : Luc Delahaye's Taliban, 2001 / Mark Durden ; The execution portrait / Ariella Azoulay ; Toward a hyperphotography / Fred Ritchin --
7. The afterlife of photographs. Lament of the images / Alfredo Jaar and David Levi Strauss ; Photographic interference / Lorie Novak.
Responsibility: edited by Geoffrey Batchen, Mick Gidley, Nancy K. Miller ; Jay Prosser, principal editor.
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"It is hard to look: My Lai, Dachau, Abu Ghraib, Wounded Knee. We know these atrocities through the painful evidence of unforgettable documentary photographs. But these images are far from innocent. Read more...

 
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