"iWITNESS" par Tom STODDART. Edition Trolley Books, Londres. 2004.
"iWITNESS" par Tom STODDART. Edition Trolley Books, Londres. 2004. Imprimé en Italie. Fort petit in-4 carré, couverture cartonnée grise titrée, dos toilée. 356 pages. Textes en anglais par Bob Geldof, Jean-François Leroy, illustrés de trè snombreuses reproductions photographiques noir & blanc et couleurs, pleine page pour la plupart, par Tom Stoddart, présentées en neuf chapitres : "Famine", "Siege", Exodus", "Cleansing", "Floods", Earthquake", Loss", "Conflict, "Scourge".
"It is sad and unnecessary that any of these photographs exist. Most of the events chronicled here can be attributed directly to mankind's greed, intolerance, prejudice, inhumanity, lust for political power, and sheer stupidity. The siege of Sarajevo, ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, famine in Sudan, aids in Africa, devastated post 9/11 New Yorkers - generations fo lives needlessly wasted. The people portrayed in the preceding pages are heroes. Real heroes, unlike those shallow icons from the world of cinema, fashion, or football, so carefully manufactured to sell movies, newspapers, cars and sunglasses. Innocent people trapped and battered by circumstances beyond their control. Ordinary humans in extraordinary situations, displaying immense courage, sacrifice, dignity, and the determination to survive what has befallen them and their loved one. So don't feel sorry when you look at these pictures - feel angry that we need to be reminded of such folly. It is sad but necessary that these photographs exist". Tom Stoddart.