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Afterimages: Photography and U.S. Foreign Policy

Liam Kennedy


Afterimages is a study of the role of photography, more particularly photojournalism, in the documentation and communication of wars and conflicts involving the United States since the Vietnam War. The book focuses on photographers who have worked to push the boundaries of photojournalism, adapting it to new conditions of warfare and media production, and whose work illuminates the geopolitics of the American worldview. These are photographers who have produced a meditative form of conflict photography, an “afterimagery” of conflicts and contexts, bound not to spot news reporting but to a more ... More

Keywords: conflict, foreign policy, media, photography, photojournalism, visual, war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226337265
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226337432.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Liam Kennedy, author
University College Dublin