Publisher: London and New York: Phaidon Press, Inc., 1999
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112808
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in red and black on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text by James Nachtwey. Introduction by Luc Sante. Includes a guide to the photographs. Unpaginated (480 pp.), with 382 tritone plates, mostly printed as two-page spreads. 15-1/4 x 11 inches. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).]
A powerful photo document of many of the world's suffering populations, including the children of Romania, the starving families in the Sudan and the war-ravaged Chechen region. Intense and unflinching, Nachtwey sits heavy on your conscience.
From the publisher: "This is the only major monograph of humanitarian and photojournalist James Nachtwey, five-time winner of the Robert Capa Medal for Photography. Featuring brutally compassionate photographs taken from 1990-99, inspired by an overwhelming belief in the human possibility of change, this volume is a definitive selection from Nachtwey's astonishing portfolio. It documents today's conflicts and their victims, from Somalia's famine to genocide in Rwanda, from Romania's abandoned orphans and 'irrecoverables' to the lives of India's 'untouchables', from war in Bosnia to conflict in Chechnya. Inferno is an evocative visual insight into modern history, bringing it disturbingly close to our consciousness."