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Focus on humanity

A century of photography - archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross

19-05-2010 Publication Ref. 2138 Nicolas Bouvier, Michèle Mercier

This book reflects the evolution of international humanitarian law and the role of visual images in humanitarian action. Based on photo reports from the time of the Crimean War up to the Second World War, the first part of the book traces the history of the Geneva Conventions. The second part draws on mostly unpublished photographs to illustrate wars since 1950 - in Korea, Vietnam, Biafra, the Middle East, Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina and elsewhere.


  • Author(s): Nicolas Bouvier, Michèle Mercier
  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 1995
  • Production locations: Geneva
  • Edition: Editions d'Art Albert Skira SA
  • Languages available: French
  • Type of product: Book
  • Price: CHF 68.-
  • Reference: 2138

143 pp., photos, biblio., glossary, 25 x 31 cm