Democratic desert / druk 1

the war in Syria


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ISBN: 9789053308189
Verschijningsvorm: Hardcover
Auteur: Robert King & Anthony Loyd
Druk: 1
Taal: Engels
NUR: Fotografie, film, video als kunstvormen

Since February of 2012 Robert King has documented an

unprecedented tragedy of the blatant targeting of civilians and

hospitals by the al-Assad regime as well as a number of other serious

human rights violations and war crimes. As the conflict is entering its

third year there has been little if any international support from

democratic leaders to end the killing despite the fact that over

100,000 Syrians have been killed, and over 28,000 that have gone

missing. 4.5 million Syrians are displaced within their country and

over 1.5 million Syrians are now refugees in neighbouring countries.

"As a photographer it is not my job to aspire towards aesthetically pleasing

images of war that are palatable to the public or the photographic

community. Many viewers find it easier to condemn the image maker

rather than the perpetrators of war crimes against humanity."

Democratic Desert is the first comprehensive photo journalistic book

about the war in Syria. Robert King entered the country when almost all

conflict photographers had left, and he stayed. Therefore King is the

only photographer able to show us what really happens there. This book

shows a gruesome story without any constraint. It contains a DVD with

a forceful documentary film made by King during his stay in Syria.

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