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Double Blind - War in Lebanon 2006: Lebanon Conflict 2006 [Paperback]

Paolo Pellegrin , Patti Smith , Scott Anderson
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Book Description

1 April 2007
WINNER OF Pictures of the Year International Award 2008 for BEST USE BOOK The onslaught in Lebanon during the months of July and August 2006 resulted in not only the deaths of over 600 Lebanese civilians but also an almost complete destruction of the country's infrastructure: schools, roads, hospitals and homes. In total Hezbollah launched 2500 rockets into Israel, resulting in the deaths of 36 Israeli civilians, and the wounding of hundreds more. Paolo Pellegrin (Magnum Photos) and journalist Scott Anderson were in Lebanon during the conflict, on assignment for The New York Times. Pellegrin's photographs intimately capture the fear and powerlessness of the Lebanese population in the face of the ceaseless Israeli air strikes, revealing the terror and despair of families and friends witnessing the deaths of their loved ones, whilst around them their homes were destroyed. In particular Pellegrin also documented the aftermath of the attack on the village of Qana in southern Lebanon; many of the victims children, his photographs reveal the immense suffering of the civilians involved. Alongside his work exposing the consequences of indiscriminate attacks on a civilian population is a 3000-word account by Scott Anderson, who accompanied Pellegrin in Lebanon. Pellegrin and Anderson were both wounded in a missile attack by an Israeli drone, which fired on their vehicle as they traveled through the city of Tyre. Along with the civilians of southern Lebanon, they were stranded for weeks under heavy bombing and air strikes by the IDF. The attack at Qana, also the second one to strike the village in living memory, soon after prompted the singer Patti Smith to respond in the form of a song, entitled 'Qana', the words and music of which will form her contribution to the book.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Trolley; illustrated edition edition (1 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904563570
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904563570
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 23.9 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 624,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paolo Pellegrin was born in Rome, Italy, in 1964. He became a full member of Magnum Photos in 2005 and has been a Newsweek contract photographer since 2000. He was awarded the prestigious Eugene Smith Award in 2006. Scott Anderson is a veteran war reporter and novelist. He lives and works in New York.

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By Fiona
This book is a powerful document of the tragedy of the war in Lebanon in the summer of 2006. Many of Pellegrin's photographs are spread across the double page, and in this softback, large format it does particular justice to each image and the intense drama of the black and white compositions. The vulnerability and chaos amid these scenes, with the internal structure of buildings exposed and helpless civilians caught-up in the battlefield, is combined with journalist Scott Anderson's fascinating detailed commentaries, who was on assignment with Pellegrin, of his day-to-day observations, revealing the minute observations amongst the immensity of war. Pellegrin was actually injured whilst photographing this book, and won the Robert Capa medal for the work, and the contribution at the end by songwriter Patti Smith provides a beautifully solemn conclusion. The book itself is extremely well designed. This is an important book, chronicling a relatively short war that was, in spite of its length incredibly significant and tragic. I would advise anyone interested in gaining a valuable and personal insight into the war in Lebanon to read this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent pictures 29 Sep 2009
By N. Mozahem - Published on Amazon.com
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Everyone should be aware of the atrocities committed by the Israeli army in Lebanon. These atrocities are nothing new, but they reached a whole new level in the war on Lebanon in 2006. The quality of the pictures in this book is amazing, but what is even more important than the quality is the fact that these pictures were taken from the ground in the middle of all the madness. When you look at the pictures you feel as if you are living the moment with the people that are suffering. You feel connected to them somehow. The reason I give this book four stars is that I think it would have been appropriate to include some pictures of tanks, planes or fighters. Maybe Pellegrin's intention was to show what was happening on the ground, and that is fine, but I think that this book would have been perfect if only one photograph of the F-16 was included just to tell us that this is the monster responsible for what we see in all the other pictures.
5.0 out of 5 stars Lebanon 24 Aug 2014
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Incredible read. A MUST HAVE!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paolo is a genius: BUY THIS, and anything else by him 1 May 2012
By ej - Published on Amazon.com
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My review is short: Paolo is a genius. I do not use that word lightly.
There is no one turning out photos like him, they transcend the genre (not difficult for photojournalism) and make an impact with their depth of feeling, thought, and composition (which is difficult for photojournalism). I wouldn't even really call what he does photojournalism, I don't know what it is. It's like war-noir. His fashion photography is basically the same deal.
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