Synopses & Reviews
During the final, bloody days of South African apartheid, four remarkable young men photographers, friends, and rivals banded together.
"[T]his grippingly candid trip into 'the dead zones' of war journalism will thrill, shock and finally move you." Johanna McGeary, chief foreign correspondent for Time Magazine
"The Bang-Bang Club succeeds where other, more self-important histories of the conflict in South Africa have failed." Philadelphia City Paper
"To read this book is to feel the early morning wake up calls, the menace of a crowd getting ready to kill, the shame that can go with taking a prize-wining photograph of human misery. Parts of it will haunt you." New York Times
"The book's 40 photographs offer stark illustrations of the issues, especially the question of the responsibility of the journalist to intervene in order to help rather than merely to profit." Library Journal
About the Author
Greg Marinovich is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and writer who has won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. A native of South Africa, he lives in Johannesburg.
Joao Silva is a free-lance photographer whose honors include South African Press Photographer of the Year for 1992. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, he now lives in Johannesburg.