´´This is not a book only about the representation of conflict. A better way to think of it is as a thoughtful study of imagery in transition during a period of cultural instability, using conflict as the common, unifying context that brings together a disparate collection of thinkers and practitioners and delivers new insight into how images matter.´´ (Stephen Mayes, Executive Director Tim Hetherington Trust) Photographic and filmic images of situations of crisis and conflict change in terms of aesthetics and applications, thereby becoming targets themselves. On the one hand, image producers and the distribution channels for images have multiplied in the course of digital developments. This broadens perspectives and enables new narrative forms. On the other hand, these changes are associated with an upheaval of classical photojournalistic self-perception. This also raises the question to what extent photographs can still function as witnesses. In the realm of claims to truth, they move among authenticity, objectivity and propaganda. Their contextualisation and framing create meanings and require reflection. Images in Conflict / Bilder im Konflikt is devoted to the relationship between conflicts and their mediatisation; it focuses on current visualisation strategies and ´image wars´.
What is Executive Presence for Women? Do you have it or want it? Barbara Pachter provides the expert advice that has helped thousands of women achieve the respect and success they deserve. Follow the eight steps on this lively recording and learn what´s essential for creating a dynamic professional image. Subjects include correcting common mistakes in your appearance, assembling a powerful wardrobe, even on a tight budget, and sending the right message with your voice and body language. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Pachter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/made/000277/sp_made_000277_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Censored by the U.S. Army, Dorothea Lange´s unseen photographs are the extraordinary photographic record of the Japanese American internment saga. This indelible work of visual and social history confirms Dorothea Lange´s stature as one of the twentieth century´s greatest American photographers. Presenting 119 images originally censored by the U.S. Army-the majority of which have never been published-Impounded evokes the horror of a community uprooted in the early 1940s and the stark reality of the internment camps. With poignancy and sage insight, nationally known historians Linda Gordon and Gary Okihiro illuminate the saga of Japanese American internment: from life before Executive Order 9066 to the abrupt roundups and the marginal existence in the bleak, sandswept camps. In the tradition of Roman Vishniac´s A Vanished World, Impounded, with the immediacy of its photographs, tells the story of the thousands of lives unalterably shattered by racial hatred brought on by the passions of war. A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2006.
As Philadelphia´s premier image consultant, Allison Campbell helps others reinvent themselves, but her most successful transformation was her own after a scandal nearly ruined her. Now she moves in a world of powerful executives, wealthy, eccentric ex-wives, and twisted ethics. When Allison´s latest Main Line client, the 15-year-old Goth daughter of a White House hopeful, is accused of the ritualistic murder of a local divorce attorney, Allison fights to prove her client´s innocence when no one else will. But unraveling the truth brings specters from her own past. And in a place where image is everything, the ability to distinguish what´s real from the facade may be the only thing that keeps Allison alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008902/bk_tant_008902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I don´t want any of them here. They are a dangerous element. There is no way to determine their loyalty.... It makes no difference whether he is an American citizen, he is still a Japanese. American citizenship does not necessarily determine loyalty.... But we must worry about the Japanese all the time until he is wiped off the map.” (General John L. DeWitt, head of the Western Command) All Americans are familiar with the ´´day that will live in infamy”. At 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, the advanced base of the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet, was ablaze. It had been smashed by aircraft launched by the carriers of the Imperial Japanese Navy. All eight battleships had been sunk or badly damaged, 350 aircraft had been knocked out, and more than 2,000 Americans lay dead. Indelible images of the USS Arizona exploding and the USS Oklahoma capsizing and floating upside down have been ingrained in the American conscience ever since. In less than an hour and a half, the Japanese had almost wiped out America’s entire naval presence in the Pacific. Even before Congress declared war on Japan the day after Pearl Harbor, the implications for people of Japanese ancestry living in the US had begun. On December 7th, several hundred Issei, or first-generation Japanese immigrants, were arrested in Hawaii and on the mainland, having been earlier identified by the FBI as potentially disloyal to the US. In the months that followed, the scope of suspicion would expand to include all of the 125,000 Japanese living on the mainland, and, though a smaller percentage, many in Hawaii as well. By the time the war ended, the period of internment of Japanese immigrants and citizens, lasting from 1941 to 1945, was considered one of the most unfortunate episodes of American history. Many government officials in the immediate aftermath of the war era continued to defend internment, citing the possibility of attack and the need to 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118692/bk_acx0_118692_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.