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The Bang-Bang Club by Greg Marinovich
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Dec 25, 10

Read in November, 2009

as a story bang-bang club is interesting, exciting and heart-wrenching, and for those reasons, i wish the book were even more detailed (contained more events?) than it is. as a historical piece, it's a rare chance to hear uncensored stories from people who were on the scene in history-making situations, specifically attempting to capture them - especially events that other people tried so hard to muzzle.

this is a good piece of recent history that too many people know too little about. i recommend it, but for me it feels like a perfect compliment to a more traditional non-fiction account of the end of apartheid more than a complete picture.
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message 1: by John (last edited Dec 25, 2010 09:49PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

John update: joao silva, one of the photographers featured in bang bang recently lost his legs to a land mine in afghanistan.


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