Book cover of Photography and War

Pippa Oldfield will share insights into the making of her new book, Photography and War, published by Reaktion Books

There are countless books on war photography, most of these focusing on dramatic images made by photojournalists in combat zones. Photography and War instead proposes a radically expanded notion of war photography, one that encompasses a far broader terrain of practices and viewpoints. Richly illustrated, with some photos published for the first time, this book offers an accessible and well-rounded introduction to photography’s perhaps most contested, complex and emotive subject.

“Essential reading.” — Sophie Wright, Global Cultural Director, Magnum Photos

The book is part of Exposures, a series of books designed to explore the rich history of the medium from thematic perspectives. Each title presents a striking collection of images and an engaging, accessible text that offers intriguing insights into a specific theme or subject. Reaktion is an independent publisher of innovative non-fiction since 1985.

Photography and War will be available at the special launch price of £15 (RRP £22.50).

Cover image: From the series Today’s Life and War © Gohar Dashti


  • Pippa Oldfield

    Pippa Oldfield

    Dr Pippa Oldfield is a photography curator and photo-historian who has worked on many exhibitions on the theme of photography and war. She is Head of Programme at Impressions Gallery in Bradford, Honorary Research Fellow at Durham University, Visiting Research Fellow at University of Leeds, and Visiting Lecturer at Leeds Arts University.