Friday, November 14, 2008

What Matters

What Matters:
The World's Preeminent Photojournalists and Thinkers Depict Essential Issues of Our Time

(New Hardcover Book)
by David Elliot Cohen
Featuring the work of some of the worlds best photo Journalists.

What Matters is an amazing new photo journalist book on some of the biggest challenges that face the world.
From Library Journal:
"Those doubting the power of photojournalism to sway opinion and encourage action would do well to spend some time with this book. In 18 stories, each made up of photos by leading photojournalists and elucidated by short essays by public intellectuals and journalists, this book explores environmental devastation, war, disease, and the ravages of both poverty and great wealth. The photos are specific and personal in their subject matter and demonstrate how great photography can illuminate the universal by depicting the specific. Cohen has a goal beyond simply showcasing terrific photography. In his thoughtful introduction, he makes explicit his aim to connect the work compiled here with the great tradition of muckraking photography that helped to change conditions in New York tenements and to end child labor at the turn of the last century."

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