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Dancing on Fire: Photographs From Haiti

Maggie Steber

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ISBN 10: 0893814970 / ISBN 13: 9780893814977
Published by Aperture Book, New York
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Dancing on Fire: Photographs From Haiti

Publisher: Aperture Book, New York

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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Provides a pictorial chronicle of Haiti and its tumultuous history, and of the Haitian people and their struggle for freedom and modest prosperity

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Steber's vivid color photographs communicate all too explicitly the tragic violence of Haiti. Unlike television documentaries in which images flash by, allowing us to glance away, these photographs capture critical moments for all time--of young men gunned down in the streets, of voodoo rituals, of anguished children at the funerals of their parents, of a nation destroying itself. Interspersed among the scenes of brutality and deprivation are glimpses of people who dare to smile faintly, including one particularly touching portrait of a peasant woman and her three children. Readers are left with the clear sense that everyone in Haiti is a victim, but none more so than these people who wish simply to eke out an existence. Far more than a disturbing book, this is a study of the hopelessness of a people who cannot live except by extremes ranging from utter chaos to the brutal order of dictatorial rule. Highly recommended for both public and academic libraries; essential wherever photography, Caribbean studies, and current events titles thrive.
- Raymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, Ill.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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