Item description for Moises Saman: This Is War by Moises Saman...
The lens of Moises Saman, war press photographer for New York Newsday, shows war for what it truly is: pain, destruction, darkness. His pictures show a reality far removed from the mediated productions of television news, the terrifying reality of people living in conflict in Palestine, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Essays by Matthew McAllester and Peter Ryan.
Paperback, 9.5 x 6.75 in. / 100 pgs / 80 color.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jun 2, 2004
ISBN 8881584824 ISBN13 9788881584826
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More About Moises Saman
Matthew McAllester is the United Nations Bureau Chief for Newsday. He has covered the turmoil between the Palestinians and the Israelis, the war in Afghanistan, and the American-led war in Iraq. He shared a Pulitzer in 1997 for his coverage of the crash of TWA flight 800.
Reviews - What do customers think about Moises Saman: This Is War?
outstanding photojournalism Feb 9, 2005
Moises Saman is a gifted photographer, and the work in this book demonstrates the unique way in which he sees the world-and the issues around him-and communicates that vision so profoundly to the viewer. Many photographers can produce adequate images, but none with the distinct style that separates Saman from the pack. "This Is War" is not only a historic document of hostile environments around the world, but an often beautiful behind the scenes look into the changing lives of those who live there. For anyone interested in current issues, and how one photographer covers those (from Iraq and beyond) I highly recommend this book.
So so Oct 30, 2004
Run of the mill. The essays by Ryan and McAllester build up Saman's work to be of an exceptional nature. This I did not find to be true. The photography is gimmicky and leaves no lasting impressions made nor does it have much to say. More illustration than art.
No substance Aug 22, 2004
This book attempts to show the horrors of war, but instead shows the very shallow insights of the photographer. Not the greatest photography either. I recommend books by James Nachtwey or some Magnum photographers.