The Bang-Bang Club

The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, African History
Paperback Published on: 06/09/2001
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099281498
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 269g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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The Bang-Bang Club
Fantastic Book.
I received this book for Christmas, and I haven't been able to put it down. It tells such a fascinating story and it engages the reader so much that I was ... READ MORE
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Found this a fascinating insight into South Africa and the politics and unrest leading up to the abolishment of apartheid. It’s frightening what went on ri... READ MORE
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