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The Resource Arms against fury : Magnum photographers in Afghanistan, edited by Robert Dannin

Arms against fury : Magnum photographers in Afghanistan, edited by Robert Dannin

Label
Arms against fury : Magnum photographers in Afghanistan
Title
Arms against fury
Title remainder
Magnum photographers in Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert Dannin
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Arms Against Fury examines the dramatic struggle of the Afghan people through the lens of Magnum photographers, dating back to co-founder George Rodger{u2019}s documentation of the country{u2019}s role in World War II. Ever since, Magnum{u2019}s intrepid photographers have crisscrossed the country{u2019}s striking landscape from the Central Asian steppes to the parched southern desert by way of the Hindu Kush mountains surrounding Kabul and the adjacent Panjshir Valley. As early as the 1950s, Eve Arnold and Marc Riboud filed unprecedented stories from a legendary Shangri-La, showing a small kingdom struggling for statehood against the forces of underdevelopment and unfortunate geographic position during the Cold War. The ultimate overthrow of the monarchy and brutal liquidation of Afghanistan{u2019}s constitutional government in 1978 heralded the arrival of Soviet-style communism. Peasants in Nuristan rebelled immediately and initiated a jihad that was covered first by Raymond Depardon and then by Steve McCurry, and later by renowned photojournalist Abbas, who also focused on the progress of the mujahedin, who eventually faced a massive Red Army invasion and savage aerial bombardments. The victory against the Soviets also signaled the beginning of a civil war that began in 1992. Documented by Luc Delahaye, Christopher Steele-Perkins, Abbas, and Steve McCurry, Afghan militias destroyed large swathes of Kabul. The Taliban militia subdued warring factions in 1996 and proclaimed an Islamic emirate. Steele-Perkins was one of the few journalists to report from Afghanistan during this period of theocratic tyranny. In the wake of the September 11 attacks on the United States, the hated Taliban were shaken from power by a loose alliance of mujahedin backed by American forces. Yet nothing seemed to remedy the miserable spectacle of a ruined country littered with ten million land mines and thousands of innocent victims of the hi-tech war on terror. The future of Afghanistan, as depicted by Abbas, Eve Arnold, Luc Delahaye, Thomas Dworzak, Alex Majoli, Steve McCurry, and Francesco Zizola, remains uncertain at best"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
958.104
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS361
LC item number
.A77 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Arms against fury : Magnum photographers in Afghanistan, edited by Robert Dannin
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
49611150
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
238 p.
Isbn
9781576871515
Lccn
2002068438
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 2002. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Arms against fury : Magnum photographers in Afghanistan, edited by Robert Dannin
Publication
Control code
49611150
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
238 p.
Isbn
9781576871515
Lccn
2002068438
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 2002. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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