This is such a great story about a photographer and her quest to make compelling art. Respect. I shall now get out of the way and let the article tell her story. Recommended. Link to article: Two sides to the art of war in Afghanistan. Link to video: http://bcove.me/qvpwqknp Link to Jean’s web site: http://jeancurran.com
Today we received our copy of ICP Alum Rita Leistner‘s new remarkable book, Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan: Text and i-Phone Hipstamatic Photography with a foreward by Julian Stallabrass.
Rita was one of the handful of ICP alumni who documented the U.S. wars after she graduated in 2001. These friends have served to educate me about conflict photography, about foreign policy, about culture in ways I never would have imagined. This is one of many ways that being a librarian at ICP is better than a graduate program in any of a number of disciplines.
As you may know, close to 3,000 books enter our doors each year, and so it really takes something exceptional to get me excited.
This book is astonishing!
Rita has an MA in Comp Lit, and she has written essays for other people’s books on conflict photography, but here she gets philosophical and…
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