“WE MUST REFUSE TO LET THE UNACCEPTABLE BECOME NORMAL”: FIRST EDITION OF FORGOTTEN WAR, SIGNED BY ANTONIN KRATOCHVIL, WITH 49 PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES, INCLUDING TEN BY JAMES NACHTWEY
NACHTWEY, James, KRATOCHVIL, Antonin, et al. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Forgotten War. (Millbrook, New York: de.MO, 2005). Quarto, original printed tan heavy card covers, loose as issued, original coated self-wrappers, original elastic bookband. $250.
First edition of this stunning photobook on the Congo, a collaboration between Doctors Without Borders and the innovative VII photo agency, featuring 49 color and duotone plates (ten by James Nachtwey), signed by contributing photographer Antonin Kratochvil on the title page.
This unusual photobook features the work of five world-renowned photographers from VII photo agency who joined with Doctors Without Borders to create this powerful visual journal of the devastating health crisis in the Congo. With its innovative minimalist design by de.MO, Forgotten War contains seven photographic plates by Joachim Ladefoged, nine by Antonin Kratochvil, eleven by Gary Knight, twelve by Ron Haviv and ten by James Nachtwey—“the leading war photographer of today” (Parr & Badger II:255). Published coincident with a touring exhibit premiering in New York, September 2005. With 19 color and 30 duotone plates (most double-page). Introduction by Simon Robinson and a foreword by Nicolas de Torrenté. As issued with open binding of stitched-only signatures in loose printed covers of heavy card stock.
A fine signed copy.