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ISBN-10: 1951082001
ISBN-13: 9781951082000
Publisher: Cune Press
Publish Date: 01/06/2020
Dimensions: 7.10" L, 6.70" W, 0.60" H

Apartheid Is a Crime (2nd Edition): Portraits of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine

Introduction by: Ramzy Baroud

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Mats Svensson is a Swedish photographer, diplomat, and teacher, who has a master’s degree in Social Sciences. Since 1974 he has been a development worker and also has served with the Swedish government. He has worked in Congo-Brazzaville, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Eritrea, the occupied Palestinian territories, and Zambia, as well as working for shorter periods in Malawi, South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.

Mats Svensson took 60,000 photos in the occupied Palestinian territories from which he selected the 92 perceptive, nuanced, and ultimately heart-rending images in this volume.

Svensson’s photos are accompanied by pithy and surprising commentary from a wide variety of Palestinian and Israeli figures as well as international voices from Barack Obama and George W. Bush to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Also included: an Israeli soldier named Nahal, Philip Giraldi (a retired CIA operative), and the Israeli journalist Ilan Pappe.

Svensson documents Palestinian street scenes, conveying the mannerisms and customs of daily life, as did the humanist photographer Cartier Bresson–the difference being that the society Svennson documents is under military occupation. Apartheid Is a Crime shows the precursors and aftermath of violence in photos that, taken together, are as charged as the war photos of David Douglas Duncan.

Svensson shows us occupation, expropriation, arrest, and immense concrete barriers encroaching on daily life. Americans will recognize this use of images and words in the long tradition of protest and politically committed photojournalism. Apartheid is a Crime is a cry for social justice that recalls the effort of Walker Evans and James Agee to depict the plight of the rural south at the height of the Depression in their book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.

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ISBN-10: 1951082001
ISBN-13: 9781951082000
Publisher: Cune Press
Publish Date: 01/06/2020
Dimensions: 7.10" L, 6.70" W, 0.60" H
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