DL 07 Stereotypes of War. Photographs by Jens Liebchen. Introduction by Ian Jeffrey. Design by Grafikdesign und Gestaltung. J.J. Heckenhauer, Berlin, 2000. 48 pp. Octavo. Edition of 750. SIGNED on colophon page at rear of book and dated 2002. Clothbound. No dust jacket as issued. 19 black-and-white photographs.
"The premise of Liebchen's brilliant, intriguing little book is that the photo-reportage of war, as Ian Jeffrey points out in the introduction, is a genre, a set of predictable conventions, 'no more authentic than the War Film or the Western.' Liebchen's postmodern reportage tells us to trust nothing--neither tale nor teller, and certainly not the postmodern deconstruction of both."--Parr and Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. I.