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The Resource Danger pay : memoir of a photojournalist in the Middle East, 1984-1994, by Carol Spencer Mitchell ; edited by Ellen Spencer Susman

Danger pay : memoir of a photojournalist in the Middle East, 1984-1994, by Carol Spencer Mitchell ; edited by Ellen Spencer Susman

Label
Danger pay : memoir of a photojournalist in the Middle East, 1984-1994
Title
Danger pay
Title remainder
memoir of a photojournalist in the Middle East, 1984-1994
Statement of responsibility
by Carol Spencer Mitchell ; edited by Ellen Spencer Susman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'You're going where?' Carol Spencer Mitchell's father demanded as she set off in 1984 to cover the Middle East as a photojournalist for Newsweek and other publications. In this intensely thoughtful memoir, Spencer Mitchell probes the motivations that impelled her, a single, Jewish woman, to document the turmoil roiling the Arab world in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as how her experiences as a photojournalist 'compelled [me] to set aside [my] cameras and reexamine the way images are created, scenes are framed, and how 'real life' is packaged for specific news stories.' In Danger Pay, Spencer Mitchell takes us on a harrowing journey to PLO military training camps for Palestinian children and to refugee camps in the Gaza Strip before, during, and after the first intifada. Through her eyes, we experience the media frenzy surrounding the 1985 hijackings of TWA Flight #847 and the Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro. We meet Middle Eastern leaders, in particular Yasser Arafat and King Hussein of Jordan, with whom Spencer Mitchell developed close working relationships. And we witness Spencer Mitchell's growing conviction that the Western media's portrayal of conflicts in the Middle East actually helps to fuel those conflicts{u2014}a conviction that eventually, as she says, 'shattered my career.' Although the events that Spencer Mitchell records took place a generation ago, their repercussions reverberate in the conflicts going on in the Middle East today. Likewise, her concern about "the triumph of image over reality" takes on greater urgency as our knowledge of the world becomes ever more filtered by virtual media"--Publisher's website
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 956.05/3092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS36.65
LC item number
.M58 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Focus on American history series
Label
Danger pay : memoir of a photojournalist in the Middle East, 1984-1994, by Carol Spencer Mitchell ; edited by Ellen Spencer Susman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0827/2008012869-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The burning bush -- Reorienting -- Crossing the bridge -- Ode to Abu Ammar -- Gaza slick -- Photo op -- A room with a view -- His majesty -- Let's get some color -- House of Hashem -- Up, up, and away -- Private conversations (I) -- TWA flight #847 -- Exile -- Cruising -- Caviar, khat, and cover pix -- Dance into darkness -- Journalists are used to danger -- He who builds -- Private conversations (II) -- Promise me I won't be touched -- Lebanon -- Sorry, all lines are jammed -- Wau (wow!) -- I don't know what I'm feeling -- You need something to peg the story on -- Everybody must get stoned -- Photo-realism, The "real" picture, and the ingathering -- The striptease -- What the hell am I doing? -- The sealed room -- The striptease, take 2 -- The old man -- War on another front
Control code
213601976
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 167 p.
Isbn
9780292718821
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008012869
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
col. ill. ; 24 cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)213601976
Label
Danger pay : memoir of a photojournalist in the Middle East, 1984-1994, by Carol Spencer Mitchell ; edited by Ellen Spencer Susman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0827/2008012869-d.html
Publication
Contents
The burning bush -- Reorienting -- Crossing the bridge -- Ode to Abu Ammar -- Gaza slick -- Photo op -- A room with a view -- His majesty -- Let's get some color -- House of Hashem -- Up, up, and away -- Private conversations (I) -- TWA flight #847 -- Exile -- Cruising -- Caviar, khat, and cover pix -- Dance into darkness -- Journalists are used to danger -- He who builds -- Private conversations (II) -- Promise me I won't be touched -- Lebanon -- Sorry, all lines are jammed -- Wau (wow!) -- I don't know what I'm feeling -- You need something to peg the story on -- Everybody must get stoned -- Photo-realism, The "real" picture, and the ingathering -- The striptease -- What the hell am I doing? -- The sealed room -- The striptease, take 2 -- The old man -- War on another front
Control code
213601976
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 167 p.
Isbn
9780292718821
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008012869
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
col. ill. ; 24 cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)213601976

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