Item description for iWITNESS by Tom Stoddart, John Easterby, Bob Geldof, Jean-Francois Leroy & Daniel McGrory...
During a long and distinguished career in photojournalism, Tom Stoddart has documented many of the world's most incredible events, including the scourge of famine and AIDS in Africa, the strife of civil war in the Balkans, and the monumental destruction of a superpower in Iraq. His powerful, humanistic, black-and-white photographs have won him many awards and the international respect of his peers. iWITNESS is as much a celebration of Stoddart's exceptional career as a photojournalist as it is a merciless diatribe on the day-to-day business of how the world conducts itself. This is an intensely personal view by an observer who refuses to believe that human beings can only exist in conflict with one another and the environment they inhabit. An exhibition of this work will be mounted in London in the summer of 2004 and will then travel worldwide.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.75" Width: 9.75" Height: 10.75" Weight: 4.76 lbs.
Release Date Nov 2, 2004
ISBN 1904563295 ISBN13 9781904563297
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More About Tom Stoddart, John Easterby, Bob Geldof, Jean-Francois Leroy & Daniel McGrory
This is an outstanding documentation of humanitarian crises by one of the world's best photojournalists. Stoddart's photos are truly moving - yet never sensational. Rather they reveal to us the quiet dignity of the human spirit in some of the most atrocious situations possible, famine, floods, ethnic cleansing, war, earthquakes etc. In all of his pictures it is the human spirit which shines through. It's impossible to look at these pictures passively, and difficult at times not to be moved to tears.
This book is a call for us to heighten our awareness of what's happening in the world today, away from cosy armchairs and the madness of, and obsession with 'celebrity culture', to shake off our 'compassion fatigue' and take action while we still have some consciousness to prevent and alleviate such suffering. How can we live in the same world as these pictures and not want to do something to improve our common human journey?