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Rise and Fall of the Caliphate of ISIS. 2011_2019. Syria, Iraq and Libya

  • Author: Ricard Garcia Vilanova (UPIFC)
  • ISBN: 978-84-17757-38-0
  • 160 pages.
  • 22,5 x 33 cm
  • hardback
  • 39,00 €

 A devastating, honest and courageous photographic journey, the result of nine years of work in the first line of the war fronts of Syria, Libya and Iraq, the three countries most affected by ISIS.

• A documentary work of global reference that explains the rise and fall of the caliphate in the broad region in which the three capitals of ISIS, Raqqa, Mosul and Sirte were formed.

• Accurate framings, contrasting scenes, lights and shadows, devastated landscapes, faces that show the courage and the fear of the protagonists: an extraordinary photographic work from the perspective of empathy, emotion, simplicity, sacrifice and respect for the pain of others.

Author

Ricard García Vilanova (UPIFC) is a Spanish video and photojournalist, who lives in Barcelona. He has been working as a photojournalist for more than fifteen years, specializing in areas of conflict and humanitarian crises. His most recent work includes the Arab Springs (since 2011) and the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza, Yemen, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, Chad, Haiti, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Bangladesh, among others. His work has been published in the most renowned newspapers and magazines and has been exhibited in several capitals of the world. He has received awards in Europe and the United States, and has collaborated with CNN, Channel 4, Reuters, APTN, Euronews, Cuatro, Telecinco and TV3.

«Ricardo García Vilanova ha trabajado sin descanso durante años. Ha ido, ha visto, ha sentido, ha contado y ha regresado vivo decenas de veces. Se ha sumergido a fondo entre los grupos humanos con los que se ha relacionado y diluido en cada uno de los escenarios violentos en los que ha trabajado y ha conseguido que los protagonistas de sus historias se olviden de él. Y eso le ha permitido documentar escenas de gran tensión y emoción con gran naturalidad».

«Porque las consecuencias de los desastres de las guerras de Siria, Libia e Iraq y de la descomposición de sus sociedades se pagarán durante décadas y todos nosotros nos veremos afectados por el descomunal desastre».

Gervasio Sánchez (UPIFC)

L’A Redacció / 07·05·2019