"Women have been on the front lines of war photography for more than a century. With access to places men cannot go and with startling empathy in the face of danger, the women who photograph war lend a unique perspective to the consequences of conflict.
In this photo compendium, 'Women War Photographers: From Lee Miller to Anja Niedringhaus', you can discover eight remarkable women war photographers who have documented harrowing and unforgettable crises and combat around the world for the past eighty years. From intimate glimpses of daily life to the atrocities of conflict, this powerful book reveals the range and depth of eight women photographers' contributions to wartime photojournalism. Each photographer is introduced by a brief, informative essay followed by reproductions of a selection of their works. Included here are images by Lee MILLER, who documented the liberation of Dachau and Buchenwald. The first woman to parachute into Vietnam, Catherine LEROY was on the ground during the Tet Offensive and was captured by the North Vietnamese Army at the age of 22. Susan MEISELAS raised international awareness around the Somoza regime's catastrophic effects in Nicaragua. German reporter Anja NIEDRINGHAUS worked on assignment in nearly every major conflict of the 1990s, from the Balkans to Libya, Iraq to Afghanistan. The work of Carolyn COLE, Françoise DEMULDER, Christine SPENGLER, and Gerda TARO round out this collective profile of courage under pressure and of humanity in the face of war." (© Prestel Verlag, 2019)
About the photographers represented with their works
- Lee MILLER (1907–1977), Catherine LEROY, Susan MEISELAS, Anja NIEDRINGHAUS, Carolyn COLE, Françoise DEMULDER, Christine SPENGLER, Gerda TARO
Photo books by and on the work of photographers represented with thir works
- Anne-Marie Beckmann, Felicity Korn
- HC, 24 x 28 cm., 224 pp., color & b/w ills., text language: English