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Title Picturing atrocity : photography in crisis / edited by Geoffrey Batchen, Mick Gidley, Nancy K. Miller ; Jay Prosser, principal editor.
Published London : Reaktion Books, 2012.
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 Floor4  TR820.5 .P478 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 319 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 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 -- 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 -- Photographing atrocity -- Body on a hillside / Susan Meiselas -- Crossfire / Shahidul Alam -- 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 -- The falling man / Tom Junod -- 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 -- 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 -- The afterlife of photographs -- Lament of the images / Alfredo Jaar and David Levi Strauss -- Photographic interference / Lorie Novak.
Summary 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.
Subject Documentary photography.
Photographs -- Psychological aspects.
Atrocities -- Case studies.
Related Names Batchen, Geoffrey.
Gidley, M. (Mick)
Miller, Nancy K., 1941-
Prosser, Jay.
ISBN 186189872X
OCLC number 793891718