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Private Pictures [electronic resource] : Soldiers' Inside View of War.

By: Struk, Janina.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : I.B.Tauris, 2011Description: 1 online resource (230 p.).ISBN: 9780857720450 (electronic bk.); 0857720457 (electronic bk.); 1283380633; 9781283380638.Subject(s): Photography -- Digital techniques | Soldiers -- United States -- Interviews | Fine Arts | War photography | Soldiers -- United States -- Interviews | Photography -- Digital techniques | War and society | PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Private Pictures : Soldiers' Inside View of WarDDC classification: 778.9935502 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Outrage at Abu Ghraib; 2. Learning to Photograph War; 3. Telling Tales; 4. Photographs as Resistance; 5. How Pictures Can Haunt a Nation; 6. Inadmissible Evidence; 7. Breaking the Silence; 8. The Inside View of War; Notes; Bibliography; Index;
Summary: Snapshots taken by American soldiers of Iraqi prisoners stripped naked, humiliated and tortured shocked the world in 2004 and more have followed from the conflict in Afghanistan, but whether the public have been horrified by the soldiers' conduct or the fact they have taken pictures has not been clear. In fact, as this remarkable book reveals and relates, soldiers have taken photographs of war and its atrocities for more than 100 years. But their pictures are private, intended mainly for the soldiers themselves, as mementoes or as attempts to make sense of the chaos, brutality and boredom of w.
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List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Outrage at Abu Ghraib; 2. Learning to Photograph War; 3. Telling Tales; 4. Photographs as Resistance; 5. How Pictures Can Haunt a Nation; 6. Inadmissible Evidence; 7. Breaking the Silence; 8. The Inside View of War; Notes; Bibliography; Index;

Snapshots taken by American soldiers of Iraqi prisoners stripped naked, humiliated and tortured shocked the world in 2004 and more have followed from the conflict in Afghanistan, but whether the public have been horrified by the soldiers' conduct or the fact they have taken pictures has not been clear. In fact, as this remarkable book reveals and relates, soldiers have taken photographs of war and its atrocities for more than 100 years. But their pictures are private, intended mainly for the soldiers themselves, as mementoes or as attempts to make sense of the chaos, brutality and boredom of w.

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