Her photos are familiar, although we may not be consciously aware of it. They are published around the globe on the front pages of newspapers and the covers of magazines, influencing our notions of crises and wars from day to day. Anja Niedringhaus (*1965 in Höxter, Westphalia) has spent more than twenty years documenting, with forceful bluntness, the suffering and misery in such places as Croatia, Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Israel. As one of the few women working in the field of crisis photography, she labors under extreme conditions. Her pictures focus on people without violating their dignity. This publication shows life in wartime, the exhaustion of soldiers and the desperation of prisoners, as well as the laughter and joy amid the hardship. Introductory essays on the subject of war photography join reflections on visual theory and detailed captions to create an important document of the times.
Sample pages can be found on the Hatje Cantz site.
Pubisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 312 x 217 mm
78 illsustrations, 77 in duotone