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Women and War

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War is overwhelmingly a male occupation. Yet its victims are often civilians -- many among them women and children.

In Women and War Jenny Matthews gives a voice to this silent majority of casualties through a series of deeply moving -- sometimes disturbing -- photographs of human subjects in the midst of war and conflict wherever they are found.

Twenty years of visual and w
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 15th 2003 by University of Michigan Press (first published May 20th 2003)
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Bill Mutch
Feb 14, 2013 Bill Mutch rated it it was amazing
Women and War by Jenny Matthews. ISBN 0-472-08964-1 Univ. Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 2003.

Women to whom it matters will have this book find them, but I urge men to seek it out.

From 1982 until 2003 this British photojournalist worked in nearly every zone of conflict world wide. Afghanistan to Zaire, she was there, un-armed, deliberately in harms way, to concentrate the master craft of her cameras on the lives of women in these horrid places. Many of her picture pull no punches, but others a
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Janette Schafer
Dec 02, 2012 Janette Schafer rated it it was amazing
Extremely powerful with evocative photography, this is the rare book that leaves its reader changed. Not for the faint of heart, this book offers an unflinching look into the lives of women who are forever changed, physically and mentally, by combat. The stories are chilling and heartbreaking. To read this is to know bravery in the face of adversity. In war, the most tragic victims are the women and children who wind up in harm's way.
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Aug 03, 2013 Brion rated it it was amazing
A Strikingly and Startling read and visual feast of mankinds propensity to destroy himself,the affects on his wives, mother's and children and their reactions and methods of coping.
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Jenny Matthews has been a professional photographer since 1982. She has worked for many development organizations and charities on location across the world, including ActionAid, CARE International, and PhotoVoice. When not on assignment, Jenny Matthews lives in England.
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