This stunning book examines the nature of war photography and its relationship to, and influence on, society’s view of war.
Through history, biography, anecdote, interviews and over 300 photographs, Jorge Lewinski celebrates the war photographer from the early pioneers to the present day. From the Crimean war through the World Wars, to Vietnam and Northern Ireland, photographers have been drawn to scenes of devastation and horror. Some have felt compelled to record the glamor of war; some have been sent on a clearly defined political mission to produce propaganda; some have been an integral part of the war machine; and others have been dispassionate observers. Their photographs can be both touching and harrowing. Yet each, in his way, has translated moments into visual images that have changed society’s perceptions of war.
In this book Jorge Lewinski pays tribute to photographers such as Fenton, Seymour, Capa, Griffiths, Douglas Duncan and McCullin. These and many other remarkable individuals have displayed courage and creativity in their pursuit of images.