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Afterwards - contemporary photography confronting the past
Nathalie Herschdorfer
Thames and Hudson
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A powerful and thought-provoking international survey, this book presents the work of a select group of leading photographers whose concern is not to depict violence, disaster and suffering directly, but to examine its aftermath. Each body of work is displayed as self-contained sequences of photographs, with each sequence preceded by a brief artist's statement about the work shown. Timeless, meditative yet psychologically intense, and including essays by a leading group of academics on how our emotional response to images functions, this book shows the possibility for contemporary photography to question what happens and continues to happen in our world, its potential to connect us emotionally with our fellow humans and for it to provide us with an opportunity, in time, to begin to understand and find answers.

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Nathalie Herschdorfer is an author and curator specialised in photography. She is the director of the Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle, Switzerland, and a curator with FEP (Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography). She has written a number of books amongst which are Afterwards, The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography, Coming into Fashion and reGeneration, all published by Thames & Hudson.

'A stunning, powerful book that shows that even the most subtle images can contain ideas and emotions that are almost earth-shattering in their significance' - Amateur Photographer

'A poignant and evocative collection' - Dazed & Confused

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Photography, Artistic.|History in art.|Violence in art.|Disasters in art.|Suffering in art.
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