The Film, The Bang-Bang Club was shot on location in Thokoza township by South African filmmaker Steven Silver. It is the story of four famous photojournalists. in South Africa. Download The Bang-Bang Club, movie tie-in: Snapshots From a pdf · Read Online The Bang-Bang Club, movie tie-in: Snapshots From pdf. The Bang-Bang Club, movie tie-in. Snapshots From a Hidden War. by Greg Marinovich. by Joao Silva. Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Share.
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Greg Marinovich; João Silva. During the final, bloody days of South African Apartheid, four young photographers banded together to cover the brutal violence. A gripping story of four remarkable young men-photographers, friends and rivals-who band together for protection in the. The Bang-Bang Club was a group of four young war photographers, friends and colleagues: Ken Oosterbroek, Kevin Carter, Greg Marinovich. The Bang-Bang Club was a group of four young photographers, friends and colleagues, Ken Oosterbroek, Kevin Carter, Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva, who.
An inquest into Oosterbroek's death began in Preview this item Preview this item. The fight against apartheid on the way to democracy was becoming a bloodbath at this time and Desmond Tutu , Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa wrote in the foreword of the book The Bang-bang Club: Snapshots From a Hidden War. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Political history of South Africa. Bad Leadership:
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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This disturbing book must be taken in context. The chaos of apartheid, the 35 mm photography of the day. The violence, the drugs, and the angst.
The book sucks you in, and every now and then it spits you back out so you can breathe. Marinovch and Silva mostly Marinovich, I think create the swirl of smoke and danger that goes with combat photography. The descriptions of their assignments are vivid and at times heart stopping. They let you feel the physical and emotional toll of being under fire.
Awards and prizes they win along the way fade into the haze of what they need to do to themselves to get by.
The realization that those "reliefs" are as damaging as the horrors of human violence become evident. We recoil from so much of what war photography depicts, and if you have a sense of art at all you admire the men and women to take those photos.
This will let you know some of them, and what they went through to make those images. Paperback Verified Purchase.
This is a difficult book to read. Stylistically it's well written, but the subject matter is bleak. It is a story of a country that is pulled in so many directions by the factions and ideologies and alliances and bloodlines that twist in on each other. And it is a story that confronts head-on the notion of what an individual can do to make a difference. There are no simple answers or neat happy endings. This is a book I would highly recommend though, if for no other reason than to gain an insight into the people behind the images that we see in our news media.
It is easy to forget that while a story may only pass touch our lives for a few minutes, the journalists and photographers who seek them out will carry the memories with them for a lifetime.
Disturbing in a multitude of ways, this book offers a view of South Africa's "troubles" through the lens of adrenaline junkie photojournalists. It also offers a look at what constant exposure to violence and suffering of all kinds has on the human psyche of those who bear witness to it.
Tough questions rise, not the least of which is the ethics involved in profiting from the suffering of others. One person found this helpful.
Hardcover Verified Purchase. One of the best books I have ever read. Material sticks with you and lingers. I got a copy for a friend, and have let friends thumb through it.
You say you are going to read just a few pages, but hours past before you put it down. Conversations with people who have read this book are never boring.
I would highly recommend this book. BTW, stay away from the movie. The movie did not do this book justice. This is a book truly deserving of a five star rating.
It clears up a lot of the controversy surrounding the suicide of Pulitzer winner Kevin Carter. It is a well written and intimate insider view of the emergence of democracy in South Africa and the end of apartheid. It is well illustrated and has a very practical glossary. It is tremendous value for the reader and it will not disappoint. Snapshots From a Hidden War. A philosophical ethic's book that is easy to read.
A great story about photographers that makes a living by risking their lives to obtain controversial pictures of war.
It also addresses an ethical issue of a picture taken regarding a child starving while a vulture awaits her death. Verified Purchase. I guess I should have known better but don't buy a paperback if you want to look at photos.
The story itself is terrific - I think it touches every emotion. But the quality of the printing and the paper used is so poor the photos are worse than what you'd see in a newspaper.
Much more than simply a book about photojournalists, The Bang Bang Club tells a haunting tale about several young men growing up in a rapidly changing and often hostile world. The friendships that form and are later ripped apart by bullets and suicide comprise the bulk of this well-told history. That South Africa's most important history is taking place as a background only mkaes it that much more of an interesting and enjoyable read.
Yes, there is some violence, but that violence defines the world these photographers live and work in.