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    DescriptionSimon Norfolk's book Afghanistan; chronotopia is now recognised as a classic of photography. It establised Norfolk's reputation as one of the leading photographers in the world and has been exhibited in more than 30 venues worldwide. For the first time since 2001, Simon Norfolk has returned to the country. This time he follows in the footsteps of the Irish photographer John Burke, a superb, yet virtually unknown, war photographer whose eloquent and beautiful photographs of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880) form a most extraordinary record. Using unwieldy wet-plate collodion negatives and huge wooden cameras Burke shot landscapes, battlefields, archaeological sites, street scenes, portraits of British officers and ethnological group portraits of Afghans in what amounts to a record of an Imperial encounter. The range of work is tremendously broad and yet suffused with a delicate humanism. These are also the first ever pictures made in Afghanistan. With this book, one hundred and thirty years too late, John Burke's time has at last come. Norfolk's new work looks at what happens when you add half a trillion US war dollars to an impoverished and broken country such as Afghanistan. Very loosely re-photographic in nature, the work is more of an 'Improvisation on a theme' by John Burke, and is presented as an artistic collaboration between Burke and Norfolk. It features photographs by Burke never before published as well as Norfolk's new pictures from Kabul and Helmand.


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    Title
    Burke + Norfolk
    Subtitle
    Photographs from the War in Afghanistan by John Burke and Simon Norfolk
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Norfolk, By (author) John Burke
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 298 mm
    Height: 372 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 2,082 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781907893117
    ISBN 10: 1907893113
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BIC subject category V2: AJC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FCA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS4
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    LC classification: TR
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 54
    BIC subject category V2: 1FCA
    DC23: 958.10300222
    Illustrations note
    100 colour and duotone photographs
    Publisher
    Dewi Lewis Publishing
    Imprint name
    Dewi Lewis Publishing
    Publication date
    16 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Stockport
    Author Information
    Simon Norfolk has received inummerable awards for his work including The European Publishers Award for Photography, The Olivier Rebbot Award (Foreign Press Club of America), and The Infinity Award (ICP, New York). His work is in major public and private collections throughout the world.