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Why Mister, Why?,by Geert van Kesteren

Why Mister, Why?

Geert van Kesteren

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245 colour plates on thin laminated paper with serrated edges, text printed in green on white paper; printed soft covers; fine. First edition, English-Arabic edition . An engaging and engaged work by the Magnum-photographer Van Kesteren, printed on magazine-stock and interspersed with newspaper headlines. Working for Newsweek (the editor David Hirsch provides an introduction), Van Kesteren was embedded with US troops in Iraq, and his response is potent but not sensationalist. Parr & Badger, II, 258-9 (the English-Arabic edition)
 
"Why Mister, Why?" is a compelling account from Dutch photojournalist Geert van Kesteren. For the most part of 2003 and into 2004, van Kesteren made these images in a struggling Iraq, intertwining them with his personal experience of the situation in diary-like notes. In that way, this body of work resonates with an honesty found only when the narrator and photographer of a story are one and the same. The situation in Iraq, following the declaration of "mission accomplished," represented a culture clash of rare proportions, and van Kesteren was witness to what went wrong. He saw clouds of sadness coming from the mass graves created by the Saddam regime, while Shi'ites enjoyed their awakening freedom. Embedded within the ranks of US troops, he witnessed disgraceful raids on Iraqi citizens. And these accounts are presented here for the reader to see, feel, and try to understand. In a clear photojournalistic way, van Kesteren outlines why it will take a long time before the Iraqi people can enjoy the semblance of peace. Accompanying the images is an introduction by Newsweek senior editor Michael Hirsh, with whom Van Kesteren shared several tense moments in Iraq".
Titel Why Mister, Why?
Author Geert van Kesteren
Signed No
ISBN 9085460093
Language English
Dimensions (cm hxb) 17 x 22
Book condition As new
Cover condition No
Condition description As new; great collectors copy
Binding Softcover
Edition First edition
Pages np
Publisher Artimo
Publishing date 2005
Publishing place Amsterdam
Number published No
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