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Reza War + Peace: A Photographer's Journey

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Publisher Comments:

With the Middle East and Asia as his far-ranging home territory, Reza has chronicled 30 years of turmoil, hope, and splendor for a host of international publications including Newsweek, Time, Geo, and National Geographic magazines. Now, he displays some of his most dramatic works in Reza War and Peace-a powerful and moving photo collection that illuminates current events and recent history in places of conflict we see represented in the news every day. These remarkable pictures convey torment and upheaval, but also the art, culture, and traditions of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and other areas-as well as the photographers understanding of humanity and deep commitment to justice. Reza trains his lens not just on war and conflict, but also on friendship and loyalty, family life and love. The book follows Rezas photographic career and is narrated in his own words, focusing our attention on the costs of war and the human condition. Sebastian Junger contributes an introduction, offering intimate insight into what it's like to work with his longtime friend and collaborator.

Despite the challenging subject matter, Rezas message is not despairing, but ultimately hopeful. For readers interested in world history, current events, and the human experience, this photographic tour de force is a must.

Book News Annotation:

This is a 30-year retrospective of the work of photojournalist Reza, whose work for such publications as National Geographic, Newsweek, and Time has taken him through most of Asia and the Middle East, large chunks of Africa, and parts of Europe and through protests against the Shah in his native Iran; conflict zones in Afghanistan; the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda; and scenes of every day life, work, and struggle all around the world. While his lens has often focused on the powerful, with portraits of the late Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini, Libya's Moammar Khadafi, and the Palestinian Liberation Organization's Yasser Arafat among the photographs included here, it has more often (based on this collection) focused on the poor, refugees and other victims of war, common workers and soldiers, and others just living their lives, albeit often in extraordinary circumstances. It is this latter aspect of his work that earned him the Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism "in recognition of his lifelong contributions, through brilliant photojournalism, to justice and dignity for the world's citizens." The photographs are accompanied by Reza's own reminiscences. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Reza is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. He is a renowned international photojournalist, who has captured the world in photographs for many leading publications and in more than 15 books. He has devoted much of his life to documenting conflicts and to humanitarian efforts. In Afghanistan he established Aina, a local NGO aimed at training journalists and establishing newspapers and other media outlets.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426203268
Author:
Reza
Publisher:
Focal Point
Introduction by:
Junger, Sebastian
Introduction:
Junger, Sebastian
Author:
Reza
Author:
Deghati, Reza
Author:
Junger, Sebastian
Subject:
Photojournalism
Subject:
Documentary photography
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
170 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS 20 B/W PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
14.32x11.22x1.22 in. 6.35 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
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History and Social Science » World History » General

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