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Living on the edge,
Von Ein Kunde
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War (Gebundene Ausgabe)
This book is moving. The way Marinovich describes his development from being one of the blind, deaf and dumb white South Africans to someone who is increasingly aware of the goings-on behind the Hostel War, is intriguing. The strong point of this account is not fine-tuned writing, but Marinovich's and Silva's sharp observations of the social and personal changes around them. They managed to remain honest with themselves and didn't miss any signs of personal selfishness, grudge towards colleagues or the deep moral conflict that all the photographers went through after winning fame through their pictures. Even after reading this, the average reader will find it hard to understand what made the guys walk into such extreme situations and how they were able to press the shutter all the time. As a critic in The Times said, this book is "not for the beach". The description of desparate situations may pull some readers down like a whirlpool. But it is a remarkable account of the darker sides of human nature.