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    DescriptionSimon Norfolk has photographed sites of genocide and war crimes--names that ring like a death knoll for mankind--Rwanda, Cambodia, Vietnam, Auschwitz, Dresden, Ukraine, Armenia, Namibia. His photographs are charged with an overwhelming emotional intensity as they document where humans have left their trace. They are an extraordinary record of man's inhumanity to man.


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    Title
    For Most of it I Have No Words
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Norfolk, By (author) Michael Ignatieff, Photographs by Simon Norfolk
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 232 mm
    Height: 329 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,397 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781899235667
    ISBN 10: 1899235663
    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
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 779
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 620
    B&T Approval Code: A06402700
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    BIC subject category V2: JHBD
    BISAC V2.8: PHO014000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25870
    BISAC V2.8: PHO004000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PHO015000
    DC21: 304.663
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 779/.9304663
    LC classification: TR820.5 .N67 1998
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    280
    Edition statement
    280th
    Illustrations note
    80 duotone plates
    Publisher
    Dewi Lewis Publishing
    Imprint name
    Dewi Lewis Publishing
    Publication date
    01 January 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Stockport
    Review text
    Introduced by an essay on genocide by Michael Ignatieff, Simon Norfolk's series of photographs explore the worst of modern crimes committed by one group of people against another. He evokes the mass murdes in Cambodia under Pol Pot: Rwanda during the recent civil war; the mass gassing of Jews in Auschwitz; and more controversially the bombing of Dresden and the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam. Many of the photographs are oddly serene and even beautiful but they all tell of man's capacity to excuse total annihilation on the grounds of race or creed. It may seem a cliche to say that these photographs are haunting, but they genuinely do bring forward the ghosts of our terrible history. (Kirkus UK)