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Liam Kennedy

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226337265

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226337432.001.0001

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Pictures from Revolutions: Iran, Nicaragua, El Salvador

Pictures from Revolutions: Iran, Nicaragua, El Salvador

(p.52) Two Pictures from Revolutions: Iran, Nicaragua, El Salvador

Liam Kennedy

University of Chicago Press

This chapter focuses on the visual reportage of international affairs in the later 1970s and 1980s. A tougher style becomes apparent in the work of the post-Vietnam War generation of photojournalists, marked by a more subjective and self-conscious approach to the genre. Many experimented with technique, form and colour, disrupting the conventions of composition and heightening tensions between aesthetic and reportorial concerns. This “New Photojournalism” constructed a new visual grammar for looking at war and conflict, focused on conflicts in the Middle East and Central America that were geopolitically framed by Cold War imperatives of the United States. This chapter will look at a range of examples, with particular attention to the work of David Burnett, Abbas and Gilles Peress in coverage of the Iranian Revolution and the hostage crisis, and that of Susan Meiselas in Central America.

Keywords:   Abbas, David Burnett, Central America, Iran, Susan Meiselas, new photojournalism, Gilles Peress

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