War correspondents

Claudio Razeto

When Robert Capa snapped the photo of the dying militiaman during the Spanish Civil War, it seemed the ideal goal of every journalist on the frontline to tell the story of death in battle. This work actually began nearly a century before with photos shot by Fenton in the Crimea and Brady during the American Civil War.

Illustrated with over 600 images, this book tells the history of war reporting from its origins to the bombing of Libya in 2011. Unique images of American reporters in the First and Second World Wars, the German soldier photographers from Pk, the Italians from the Luce Archive and the French journalists. The reportage in Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Africa, and the protagonists of what eventually became a real journalistic specialisation with its stories, its tragedies and its fallen.

This book is about war seen from an unexpected point of view, a series of historical photographic scoops, and a selection of rare images on the conflicts of the last 150 years selected by the staff of Scalarchives and narrated by its director, the journalist and former reporter Claudio Razeto.

Includes graphic images of many war casualties.

Hard cover, photographs, 597 pages.