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Bang-bang Club
By Greg Marinovich

The Bang-bang Club

Snapshots from a Hidden War

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Bang-bang Club by Greg Marinovich

Book Awards

  • Winner of Book Data/SAPnet Booksellers' Choice Award 2001.

Book Description

The Bang-Bang Club was a group of four young war photographers, friends and colleagues: Ken Oosterbroek, Kevin Carter, Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva, war correspondants during the last years of apartheid, who took many of the photographs that encapsulate the final violent years of racist white South Africa. Two of them won Pulitzer Prizes for individual photos. Ken, the oldest and a mentor to the others, died, accidentally shot while working; Kevin, the most troubled of the four, committed suicide weeks after winning his Pulitzer for a photograph of a starving baby in the Sudanese famine. Written by Greg and Joao, The Bang-Bang Club tells their uniquely powerful war stories. It tells the story of four remarkable young men, the stresses, tensions and moral dilemmas of working in situations of extreme violence, pain and suffering, the relationships between the four and the story of the end of apartheid. An immensely powerful, riveting and harrowing book, and an invakuable contribution to the literary genre of war photography. An eye-opening book for readers of Susan Sontag.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099281498
ISBN-10: 009928149X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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A gripping story of four remarkable young men-photographers, friends and rivals-who band together for protection in the final, violent days of white rule in South Africa.

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