by Bruce Gilden
Publisher's Description
This monograph is the result of Bruce Gilden's on-going documentation of life in Haiti, one of the worlds poorest countries, poised just off the coast of the United States. His striking images flow with a sense of the rich and brutal Haitian history, epochal uprisings, and deepest superstitions. A haunting and beautiful book.
Amazon.com Review
The corpse of a young man lies in the street, his eyes half open, his face covered with insects. The uncaptioned image is like a jolt of electricity; no words could improve upon it. Ian Thomson's introduction confirms that life has little value in Haiti (cheap for humans, worthless for animals), a once proud nation that has declined into a police state where brutal poverty is the order of the day. Bruce Gilden's largely shocking black-and-white pictures reveal that decline as perhaps never before in a shoot-from-the-hip style of photojournalism. While some of the shots stand alone, others beg for explanation. Despite the silence, the images are anything but quiet; if you listen carefully, you can almost hear them scream.
ISBN: 1899235558
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Hardcover : 120 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 10.2 x 13.7 x 0.6 inches
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