Sunday, June 1, 2014

A War Photographer

From The Guardian:
A good war photographer will photograph war and battles, but the best comprehend that war is fought around and through civilians, who make up the majority of war casualties these days. So in the images in this book there are the exhausted US soldiers and terrifyingly young boy soldiers of Liberia's wars, blank aggression on their faces. But there is stillness too, in the deep green stagnant pond in an abandoned Iraqi palace, or in a young Liberian woman in a dead faint at a political rally, borne on the shoulders of the crowd, her position one of ecstasy or crucifixion. Hondros wanted to take portraits of people but also countries: full portraits that incorporated the aftermath of war as well as its appalling presence. (Read more.)

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