Afrika War Journal.
Photographs by Ryo Kameyama.
Little More, 2012. 186 pp., black & white illustrations throughout, 9x11¾".
Japanese photographer Ryo Kameyama began his career in 1996, covering conflicts in Central and South America. He then moved his focus to war zones in Africa. This book includes 120 black-and-white images shot between 2003 and 2010 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Sudan, Angola and Kenya. Massacre, rape and plunder, happening on a daily basis, are the realities of the word’s most brutal conflict zone, here intimately depicted through the lens of Kameyama and accompanied by autobiographical writings and detailed descriptions of the people, scenes and suffering he has photographed.