A powerful and thought-provoking international survey, this book presents the work of a select group of leading photographers whose concern is not to depict violence, disaster and suffering directly, but to examine its aftermath. Each body of work is displayed as self-contained sequences of photographs, with each sequence preceded by a brief artist's statement about the work shown. Timeless, meditative yet psychologically intense, and including essays by a leading group of academics on how our emotional response to images functions, this book shows the possibility for contemporary photography to question what happens and continues to happen in our world, its potential to connect us emotionally with our fellow humans and for it to provide us with an opportunity, in time, to begin to understand and find answers.
Nathalie Herschdorfer is an author and curator specialised in photography. She is the director of the Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle, Switzerland, and a curator with FEP (Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography). She has written a number of books amongst which are Afterwards and reGeneration.
Preface by William A. Ewing * Introduction by Nathalie Herschdorfer * The Photographers (34 in all) * Further Texts: The Dead Die Once, the Disappeared Every Day by Sandra Sunier; The ` Victim' by Francesca Prescendi and Marc Kolakowski; Memory on the Skin by Agnes Anna Nagy and Francesca Prescendi; Scars on the Soul by Tobias Brosch; The Two Kinds of Empathy by Tom Cochrane; Emotion and Vision by Didier Grandjean; The Emotional Impact of Photography by Geraldine Coppin and David Sander