Culled from the archives of the prestigious 65-year-old photo agency founded by Henri Cartier Bresson, this collection of images from internationally renowned photographers is a compelling record of the recent decades of worldwide revolution.
The history of revolution is as old as humanity; yet it is only since the invention of photography that we have been able to discern the realities of these conflicts from the distance of time. Starting with the Hungarian uprising in 1956 and culminating with the most recent triumphs and tragedies of the »Arab Spring«, this book brings together hundreds of color and black-and-white images that depict historic events from a human perspective. Iconic images from revolutions in Prague, Nicaragua, Tiananmen Square, Romania, Ukraine, Poland, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and other locations are introduced in double-page spreads featuring the images of Magnum photographers such as Raymond Depardon, Burt Glinn, René Burri, Josef Koudelka, Susan Meiselas, and many more. Introduced by renowned »New Yorker« journalist Jon Lee Anderson, and featuring texts and interviews by Paul Watson, this uplifting and important book offers, for the first time, a collective understanding of the universal dream of freedom and the inevitability of change.
Jon Lee Anderson, born in 1957, works as an author and journalist for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper's, Life, and The Nation, for which he reports from areas of war and crisis throughout the world. He became internationally known for his portraits of the politicians Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and Augusto Pinochet; he has published numerous books, including Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World, Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, and The Fall of Baghdad.
Paul Watson is one of his generation's most acclaimed photojournalists, with two decades of experience reporting on stories in Africa, the Balkans, and throughout Asia. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Daniel Pearl Award.