The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots From A Hidden War

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Basic Books, Sep 18, 2000 - History - 320 pages
The Bang-Bang Club is the story of four young photographers who covered the last years of apartheid, taking many of the most memorable photographs of the period. In this stunning new book, the group's two surviving members recount their political, emotional, and personal journeys through these violent years as South Africa moved toward democracy. Along the way we accompany them on free-lance assignments to other war-torn regions, including the former Yugoslavia and the Sudan, where one member of the group shoots what has become a world-famous photograph of a starving child stalked by a vulture.The boldness that earned the group its nickname, that prompted them to rush headlong into dangerous situations in pursuit of an image, forces them to consider difficult questions that lie at the heart of their work: When does their sense of humanity overwhelm their ambition and professional duties? When do they put aside their cameras and their impartiality and get involved? These are the moral dilemmas that the Bang-Bang Club grappled with on a daily basis.

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User Review  - PGAllison - LibraryThing

This is a harrowing insight into what makes and drives war photographers. Fittingly it is also a great snapshot of life in South Africa during Apartheid. Read full review

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The Bang Bang Club tells the story of a group of South African journalists who attempted to document the bloody and gruelling transition of South Africa out of apartheid. This is a book full of ... Read full review

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The Wall
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Ah a Pondo he deserved to die
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f5 6 should be right?
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