Kurdistan: in the shadow of history

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Random House, 1997 - History - 388 pages
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A magnificent photographic history of the Kurdish people and their struggle for independence and survival over the past 125 years, gathered by one of America's foremost photojournalists. In bringing together these dispersed pieces, Susan Meiselas allows history to speak for itself through the words of freedom fighters, missionaries, spies, politicians, and princes. Over 400 photos.

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In this book Susan Meiselas uses a powerful combination of visual and narrative to tell a story about the Kurds who have been marginalised by the new nation states in the region. The West also has helped to complete the Kurdish project, the Book shows.

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About the author (1997)

Susan Meiselas is an award-winning documentary photographer represented by Magnum and best-known for her work in Central America. Her photographs have appeared worldwide in the pages of Time, the New York Times,Paris Match and Life, among others. A 1992 MacArthur fellow, Meiselas has edited a number of books, including Learn to See, Chile from Within and Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History, and has published the photographic books Pandora's Box and Carnival Strippers. Encounters with the Dani accompanies her multimedia installation for the 2003 ICP Triennial of Photography and Video: Strangers.

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