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The Resource Afterimages : photography and U.S. foreign policy, Liam Kennedy

Afterimages : photography and U.S. foreign policy, Liam Kennedy

Label
Afterimages : photography and U.S. foreign policy
Title
Afterimages
Title remainder
photography and U.S. foreign policy
Statement of responsibility
Liam Kennedy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2005, photographer Chris Hondros captured a striking image of a young Iraqi girl in the aftermath of the killing of her parents by American soldiers. The shot stunned the world and has since become iconic - comparable to the infamous photo by Nick Ut of a Vietnamese girl running from a napalm attack. Both images serve as microcosms for their respective conflicts. Afterimages looks at the work of war photographers like Hondros and Ut to understand how photojournalism interacts with the American worldview. Liam Kennedy here maps the evolving relations between the American way of war and photographic coverage of it. Organized in its first section around key U.S. military actions over the last fifty years, the book then moves on to examine how photographers engaged with these conflicts on wider ethical and political grounds, and finally on to the genre of photojournalism itself. Illustrated throughout with examples of the photographs being considered, Afterimages argues that photographs are important means for critical reflection on war, violence, and human rights. It goes on to analyze the high ethical, sociopolitical, and legalistic value we place on the still image's ability to bear witness and stimulate action. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, Liam
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR820
LC item number
.K4295 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photojournalism
  • Photojournalism
  • War photography
  • War photography
  • United States
  • United States
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Photojournalism
  • War photography
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Bildpublizistik
  • Außenpolitik
  • USA
Label
Afterimages : photography and U.S. foreign policy, Liam Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "follow the Americans" -- Compassion and critique: Vietnam -- Pictures from revolutions: Iran, Nicaragua, El Salvador -- Unseen wars and humanitarian visions: Somalia, The Gulf, The Balkans -- Visualizing the war on terror: Iraq, Afghanistan, The United States -- Conclusion: the costs of war
Control code
910475474
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780226337265
Lccn
2015020156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910475474
Label
Afterimages : photography and U.S. foreign policy, Liam Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "follow the Americans" -- Compassion and critique: Vietnam -- Pictures from revolutions: Iran, Nicaragua, El Salvador -- Unseen wars and humanitarian visions: Somalia, The Gulf, The Balkans -- Visualizing the war on terror: Iraq, Afghanistan, The United States -- Conclusion: the costs of war
Control code
910475474
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780226337265
Lccn
2015020156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910475474

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