Eyewitness Decade

October 18, 2010 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books | Comment | |
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Eyewitness Decade is a new book that tells the story of the first ten years of the new millennium in a series of “stunning and awe-inspiring” images. Some record the unfolding of major world events: 9/11, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the financial crisis of 2008, President Obama’s inauguration. Others tell more local and personal stories: a man sleeping rough in Cambridge, chess-players in Budapest, patients receiving treatment in Havana. Some explore the world of nature and natural disasters, while a handful look at the quirkier side of life. Published by Guardian Books, Eyewitness Decade is available at a price of £25.

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Eyewitness Decade

Edited by Roger Tooth
Published by Guardian Books
September 30th 2010 at £25

The Guardian has always published innovative, topical photographs that illuminate their subject and cast a sideways look at issues of the day. When the newspaper switched to its Berliner format the editor took this one step further, creating a dedicated Eyewitness centre-spread to showcase the best of these images.

From the inauguration of the London Eye in 2000 to the 2009 Copenhagen climate change summit, Eyewitness Decade tells the story of the first ten years of the new millennium in a series of stunning and awe-inspiring images.

Some record the unfolding of major world events: 9/11, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the financial crisis of 2008, President Obama’s inauguration. Others tell more local and personal stories: a man sleeping rough in Cambridge, chess-players in Budapest, patients receiving treatment in Havana. Some explore the world of nature and natural disasters (Hurricane Katrina, an eruption of Mount Etna), while others celebrate human ingenuity and creativity (London Fashion Week, the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva). And a handful look at the quirkier side of life: a banker with 350 body piercings, workers cleaning Big Ben’s four clock faces, Gala Bingo in south London.

Together these extraordinary images build in to a rich and kaleidoscopic view of a tumultuous decade.

Order now from http://www.guardianbookshop.co.uk



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