Book and Documentary Reviews

 

Courtesy of Mario Tama. All rights reserved.

The message that comes through the images isn’t a linear communication  of the progression of gradual renewed stability and restoration of the  character of the city and its people. Instead, what is conveyed is a subtle thread of a people so spirited and unique that even America’s  most destructive modern natural disaster could not break them.

Photography Book Review: ‘Coming Back New Orleans Resurgent’ by Mario Tama

Courtesy of Christian Parenti/Ian Olds. All rights reserved.

The footage in Fixer is often jarring, both physically and  psychologically, but it gets a stark message across: Afghanistan is not  the “good war”—something Parenti has no qualms about expressing.

Documentary Review: ‘Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi’

Book cover to Sebastian Junger’s “War”

There are many surprising elements to Junger’s book, but one of the greatest is the gritty, tangible way he depicts the soldiers. He captures their eccentricities, strengths, and weaknesses as human beings  as no other account of war in Afghanistan has done.

Book Review: Sebastian Junger’s ‘War’

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Paul McDonough

Most of the photographs in the book are simple in composition, but very rich and complex in their subject matter.

Photography Book Review: ‘Paul McDonough: New York Photographs 1968-1978’

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