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Phillips, John; (edited by Walter Keller)

ISBN 10: 3931141209 / ISBN 13: 9783931141202
Published by Zurich, Berlin and NY: Scalo, (1996.) dj
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Hardcover first edition - First printing. Phillips worked as a photojournalist - or a photo-reporter - for Life Magazine from 1936, the very beginnings of photojournalism, to 1959. This autobiographical book includes 200 photographs of his work, reproduced in duotone from the original full-size negatives (not the cropped versions sometimes used in the magazine, in a handsomely produced volume, printed throughout on heavy stock. Arranged chronologically it begins with London in 1937, with young Etonians, disabled veterans of the great war, World War I and with the abdication of Edward VII and the coronation of George VI and ends with a return to Algeria - the country Phillips was born in - in 1959 during the Algerian war. In between are many moving and interesting photographs - the Warsaw ghetto in 1936, post World War II Europe, the Palestinian conflict and more. Published shortly after Phillip's death at 80 in 1996. Includes a note by the editor. 572 pp. (a very heavy and thick book.) Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 32202

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Publisher: Zurich, Berlin and NY: Scalo, (1996.) dj

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Book by Phillips, John


As a photographer for Life magazine from 1936 to 1959, John Phillips witnessed his share of troubles. His discerning and unflinching eye captured images as horrific as concentration camps and battlefield remnants with a kind of detachment that seemed to share his audience's senses of shock and outrage. He also found himself in the company of such illustrious leaders as FDR, Churchill, Stalin, and Tito during his prodigious travels across the world. Phillips, who died in 1996, was with the magazine from its inception, and his work helped to cement the publication's reputation for capturing unforgettable moments and images. Though plenty of lighter moments grace these pages, many of the included photographs are devoted to exposing one of the most turbulent periods of the 20th century, giving the book a historic sense of tragedy that can still be felt 50 years later.

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