For Most of it I Have No Words
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For Most of it I Have No Words

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December 9th, 1998 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations convention on genocide. This book collects the photographs of Simon Norfolk as he captures the sights of war crimes, with names such as Auschwitz and Cambodia ringing like a death knoll for the 20th Century.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 230 x 326 x 24mm | 1,379.98g
  • Dewi Lewis Publishing
  • Stockport, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 280th
  • 80 duotone plates
  • 1899235663
  • 9781899235667
  • 627,880

About Simon Norfolk

Winner of the 2002 European Publishers' Award for Photography, Simon Norfolk won the Olivier Rebbot Award in 2003 and was short-listed for the CitiBank Prize. In 2004 he received a prestigious International Centre of Photography Infinity Award, and the Terence Donovan from the Royal Photographic Society.show more

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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)show more

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