Photography and War by Pippa Oldfield


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. Pippa Oldfield is Head of Programme at Impressions Gallery.


“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.


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


22cm x 19cm

216 pages


120 illustrations, 100 in colour

Published by Reaktion Books, 2019

ISBN: 9781789141450

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