Published by Hatje Cantz. Preface by Reto Francioni. Text by Jean-Christophe Ammann, Ulrike Demmer.
Her photos are familiar, although we may not be aware of her name. They are published around the globe on the front pages of newspapers and the covers of magazines, influencing our notions of crises and wars from day to day. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014) spent more than 20 years documenting, with forceful candor, the suffering and misery in such places as Croatia, Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Israel. As one of the few women working in the field of crisis photography, she labored under extreme conditions. Her pictures focus on people without compromising their dignity. This publication shows life in wartime, the exhaustion of soldiers and the desperation of prisoners, as well as the laughter and joy amid the hardship. Introductory essays on the subject of war photography join reflections on visual theory and detailed captions to create an important document of the times.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Jean-Christophe Ammann, Ulrike Demmer, Felix Hoffmann.
Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus (born 1965) has spent more than 20 years documenting combat in locations around the world from the Balkans to Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Israel. As one of the few women working in her field, she labors under extreme conditions with tremendous courage. At War shows a selection of Niedringhaus’ most moving images.