Afterwards: Contemporary Photography Confronting the Past

Автор Nathalie Herschdorfer

Год издания 2011

Раздел каталога Альбомы иностранные

In a media-saturated world where photographers can capture scenes of upheaval in real time and instantly broadcast them, we are familiar with images of events such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina and know what kind of photographs to expect.

But what of the scenes after the event whan viewers are given an opportunity to reflect, to think and empathize? The photographs in this book are subtle yet powerful and ask questions about the disasters rather than provide answers. They become more provocative and powerful over time.

Afterwards presents work from leading contemporary photographers, with each in a self-contained sequence of images. More than 30 photographers are featured, including Robert Polidori, Suzanne Opton, Raphaël Dallaporta and Simon Norfolk, inviting the viewer to contemplate the aftermath of events in modern history – the Srebrenica massacre, human trafficking and slave labour, the Hiroshima bombing, the Holocaust and natural disasters – and get a sense of the physical and emotional scars they left behind.