Sold! Shooting War: The Perils of Conflict Photography (by Anthony Feinstein)
One more thing to be thankful for this year... Anthony Feinstein's collection of eighteen profiles of war photographers will be published by Glitterati, specializing in illustrated books, next Fall! We signed the contract yesterday.
Anthony is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a neuropsychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He has pioneered research exploring how front-line journalists are impacted by their work covering wars and disasters, studying in particular journalists covering the Balkan wars, the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the drug wars in Mexico, the ethnic and Al-Shabab violence in Kenya, and the current conflict in Syria.
Last year Anthony wrote a monthly series of articles for the Globe and Mail called"Shooting War," profiling a different photographer each month, and honing in on three themes: the emotional power and creativity that are integral to great war photography, the extraordinarily dangerous lives lived by war photographers, and the high price paid for this work, be it physical, psychological, or frequently both. His book will add six more photographers to the existing twelve, including Pulitzer Prize-winners Tyler Hicks and Yannis Behrakis. It will feature superb, in some cases iconic photographs of war and conflict, and will tell the stories behind the images and inside the minds of the men and women who took them.
Anthony and I have been working together on this since March, and I am thrilled it will be published - and relatively soon! Here's the deal memo on Publishers Marketplace:
Neuropsychiatrist responsible for the first-ever study of war and the emotional wellbeing of journalists Anthony Feinstein's SHOOTING WAR: THE PERILS OF CONFLICT PHOTOGRAPHY, expanding on his twelve-part feature in the Globe and Mail, which profiles legends like Don McCullin, Sebastiao Salgado, David Seymour, Tim Page, and Yannis Behrakis and tells their stories of resiliency and professionalism in the face of emotional and physical trauma endured while capturing iconic images of war, to Marta Hallett at Glitterati, by Max Sinsheimer at Sinsheimer Literary (World).
Congratulations to Anthony and to his editor, Marta, on this powerful book!