Amsterdam: Artimo, 2004. 1st Edition. Small quarto, publisher's illustrated glossy stiff paper wraps.
First edition monograph of acclaimed photojournalist Geert van Kesteren’s iconic and arresting series. First working in Iraq during Operation “Desert Fox” in 1998, the self-taught photographer returned in 2003 while working on assignments for Newsweek and Stern. Spending several months capturing the disastrous events, brutal tactics, and general atrocities caused by the U.S. military’s invasion, van Kesteren rendered one of the most compelling and honest accounts of the war’s commencing cruelties. Upon publication, the photobook received numerous international awards along with praise for its innovative and immersive layout. Comprehensively illustrated with over 200 full-color reproductions of van Kesteren’s photographs and contemporary newspaper headlines. Foreword by Dutch peace activist Jan Gruiters; introduction by Newsweek senior editor Michael Hirsh; interspersed with diaristic notes by van Kesteren. Text in English and Arabic. Fine. Item #3539