Photographs by Luc Delahaye. Text by Eugenia Parry.
Chris Boot, London, 2003. 32 pp., 13 four color illustrations, 16¾x11½".
About the Ltd Edition
The photograph to the left, of a dead or dying Taliban soldier, along with the other images in this limited edition artist's book, are some of the most riveting images to have come out of the (now seemingly forgotten) war in Afghanistan. There is a serenity to them not usually found in the photojournalism of war. Delahaye, a member of the prestigious Magnum agency, has stated that it's "all about finding the right distance." Clearly the distance he searches for is one that occupies a quieter middle ground; a steady and noble disinterested love of mankind lies behind these photographs. The book consists of 13 loose plates, an essay by Eugenia Parry, and an original color print of the image above.
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