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Baghdad Calling: Reports from Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Iraq.

van Kesteren, Geert and Gruiters, Jan and Lardinois, Brigitte (2008) Baghdad Calling: Reports from Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Iraq. In: Baghdad Calling: Reports from Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Iraq. post editions, pp. 11-14.

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: van Kesteren, Geert and Gruiters, Jan and Lardinois, Brigitte
Description:

From the publisher:
Photojournalist Geert van Kesteren shows how Iraqi refugees are living in Jordan, Syria and Turkey. Besides these professionally shot images, the book reveals everyday life in the Iraq of 2006 and 2007 through the eyes of Iraqis themselves: a team round Van Kesteren amassed hundreds of photos from the mobile phones and digital cameras of Iraqi citizens that reveal places where journalists dare not tread for reasons of personal safety. These present a sequence of exploding grenades, family parties, ethnic cleansing, dancing in the park, demolished infrastructure, and hope of better times to come.

The combination of professional photos, amateur snapshots and interviews with refugees, giving their first-hand accounts of the horrors that have befallen them, provides a penetrating insight into the situation in which the Iraqi citizens find themselves.

Baghdad Calling is an appeal to those countries of the Western coalition to shoulder their responsibilities and afford the Iraqis some hope of a better future.

Official Website: http://www.post-editions.com/?page=baghdad
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: post editions
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Photography & the Archive Research Centre (PARC)
Date: 2008
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2014 16:18
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 16:18
Item ID: 6008
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/6008

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