About to Die focuses on one emotionally charged category of news the Vietnam War, and 9/11, Barbie Zelizer demonstrates that modes of. Images of people about to die surface repeatedly in the news, particularly around the difficult and unsettled events of war, political revolution, terrorism, natural. About to Die has 20 ratings and 2 reviews. Kim said: Great treatment of suspension in photographs. Zelizer makes a very clear distinction between the as .

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Marcin Drabek rated it really liked it Jan 06, Henriette Abbedissen rated it it was amazing Nov 11, About to Die How News Images Move the Public Barbie Zelizer Covers a controversial but arresting topic–photographs of people facing imminent death Features over fifty powerful illustrations Zelizer, president of the U. Through a survey of a century of photojournalism, including close analysis of over sixty photos, About to Die provides a framework and vocabulary for understanding the news imagery that so profoundly shapes our view of the world.

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Ksenia rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Certain Death Chapter Six: Due to its ability to freeze a moment in time, the photo is a uniquely powerful device for ordering and understanding the world.

Mary marked it as to-read Dec 08, An anonymous blogger photographs a dying American ambassador as he is carried to hospital after an attack in Libya.

Presumed Death Chapter Four: Amina marked it as to-read Nov 14, Are we really seeing the world “as it is” or is the image a fabrication or projection? What do such images contribute to historical memory? Cyberfaust marked it as to-read Oct 30, The Photograph Graham Clarke. Annie Laurie rated it liked it Mar 30, No trivia or quizzes yet. About to Die focuses on one emotionally charged category of news photograph–depictions of individuals who are facing imminent death–as a prism for addressing such vital questions.

Barbie Zelizer answers such questions in this ambitious new book, a stunning examination of a little-explored aspect of modern journalism.

Through a survey of a century of photojournalism, including close analysis of over sixty photos, About to Die provides a framework and vocabulary for understanding the news imagery that so profoundly shapes our view of the world.

Rachel marked it as to-read Dec 15, But when an image depicts complex, ambiguous, or controversial events–terrorist attacks, wars, political assassinations–its ability to influence perception can prove deeply unsettling. zelizet

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The War Correspondent as Hero and Myth-Maker From The Crimea To Kosovo “In Barbie Zelizer’s most powerful, baebie, and disturbing work, she shows that news photos do not document reality but are suspended precariously between the ‘as is’ and the ‘as if,’ touching feelings, touching off imaginations. Due to its ability to freeze a moment in time, the photo is a uniquely powerful device for ordering and understanding the world.

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Stephen marked it as to-read Oct 17, Mansour marked it as to-read Dec 06, A little over three months, three events, three pictures, three circles of outrage.

Good for visual rhetoric, memory studies, and temporality studies. How do a photo’s content and form shape a viewer’s impressions? Great treatment of suspension in photographs.

About to Die: How News Images Move the Public

Verderber and Erina L. How News Images Move the Public. Leslie Thermes marked it as to-read Feb 14, How do a photo’s content and form shape a viewer’s impressions? How News Images Move the Public.

Raymond marked it as to-read Aug 27, Aubree Eliza rated it really liked it Jan 05, Nadia Jasmine marked it as to-read Apr 27, But when an image depicts ide, ambiguous, or controversial events–terrorist attacks, wars, political assassinations–its ability to influence perception can prove deeply unsettling. The Besieged Ego Caroline Ruddell.