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The cruel radiance : photography and political violence, Susie Linfield

Label
The cruel radiance : photography and political violence
Title
The cruel radiance
Title remainder
photography and political violence
Statement of responsibility
Susie Linfield
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Cruel Radiance, Susie Linfield challenges the idea that photographs of political violence exploit their subjects and pander to the voyeuristic tendencies of their viewers. Instead she argues passionately that looking at such images -and learning to see the people in them- is an ethically and politically necessary act that connects us to our modern history of violence and probes the human capacity for cruelty. Grappling with critics from Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht to Susan Sontag and the postmoderns -and analyzing photographs from such events as the Holocaust, China's Cultural Revolution, and recent terrorist acts- Linfield explores the complex connection between photojournalism and the rise of human rights ideals. In the book's concluding section, she examines the indispensable work of Robert Capa, James Nachtwey, and Gilles Peress and asks how photography should respond to the increasingly nihilistic trajectory of modern warfare."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Linfield, Susie
Dewey number
070.4/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR820.5
LC item number
.L55 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Documentary photography
  • Political violence in mass media
  • Violence
  • Photographic criticism
Label
The cruel radiance : photography and political violence, Susie Linfield
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
Preface : The Black book -- Polemics. A little history of photography criticism; or, Why do photography critics hate photography? -- Photojournalism and human rights : the calamity of the Kodak -- Places. Warsaw, Loda, Auschwitz : in the waiting room of death -- China : from Malraux's dignity to the Red Guards' shame -- Sierra Leone : beyond the sorrow and the pity -- Abu Ghraib and the jihad : the dance of civilizations -- People. Robert Capa : the optimist -- James Nachtwey : the catastrophist -- Gilles Peress : the skeptic
Control code
587198954
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780226482507
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010013705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)587198954
Label
The cruel radiance : photography and political violence, Susie Linfield
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
Preface : The Black book -- Polemics. A little history of photography criticism; or, Why do photography critics hate photography? -- Photojournalism and human rights : the calamity of the Kodak -- Places. Warsaw, Loda, Auschwitz : in the waiting room of death -- China : from Malraux's dignity to the Red Guards' shame -- Sierra Leone : beyond the sorrow and the pity -- Abu Ghraib and the jihad : the dance of civilizations -- People. Robert Capa : the optimist -- James Nachtwey : the catastrophist -- Gilles Peress : the skeptic
Control code
587198954
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780226482507
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010013705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)587198954

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