Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 366
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 20 mm
'This collection of essays offers a most inspiring conceptualization of the use of photography for humanitarian purposes - for all historians in the burgeoning field of humanitarianism and related subjects as well as for those working in media studies. It enriches contemporary debates on humanitarian aid and humanitarian intervention, which have been and are still being strongly shaped by the visual representation of suffering and relief.' Johannes Paulmann, Director, Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz
'The history of humanitarian aid and of humanitarianism is closely associated with the development of modern media, yet few have demonstrated critically the role of a technology or aesthetic approach like this tightly edited volume under the stewardship of Heide Fehrenbach and Davide Rodogno. This book is a pioneering and essential read for anyone interested in the growth and globalization of humanitarian consciousness. The images this book contains remain as disturbing and as shocking as they were intended to be decades ago, but the text sets them back in their context and tells their hidden stories. The book is essential reading for all historians of the twentieth century and today's humanitarians who now have to represent sufferings without losing their own soul.' Bertrand Taithe, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester
'The most important contribution of this volume is the development of a new historically useful concept with ramifications for the history of photography and, more broadly, for the visual history of the contemporary world ... By the end of the volume, readers will have gained a thorough historical overview of a distinct photographic practice, with case studies from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.' Ana Maria Mauad, Society for U.S. Intellectual History, Book Reviews (https://s-usih.org/)
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