And God created War

Et Dieu créa la Guerre
Und Gott schuf den Krieg

Noël Quidu is a major French photojournalist who reports from almost any conflict zone in the world. He has documented strife in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iraq, former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Albania, Israel, Palestine, Rwanda, Congo, Chad, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Haiti, Liberia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, Ukraine or Pakistan. This book of Noël Quidu’s harsh and startling images does not want to be beautiful, but reminds us that peace and liberty in our globalized world are more than ever under threat.

Noël Quidu
Cyril Drouhet

24 × 33,3 cm
272 pages
142 photos
French, English, German
Hardcover
ISBN 978-3-903101-67-8
September 2019

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Authors

  • Cyril Drouhet

    Cyril Drouhet is a historian, passionate journalist and director of photography at Le Figaro Magazine, as well as curator of [...] more

  • Noël Quidu

    Noël Quidu is a major French photojournalist. He is self-taught and has been a long-standing member of Gamma agency. Noël [...] more

Awards

  • Deutscher Fotobuchpreis
  • Logo FEP

Details

In times of war, all restraints collapse and people are swept up in a wave of hatred, violence and fear. Many invoke fervently a one and only, true, almighty, infallible God. But where amidst this bloodlust frenzy can he be found, this one and only God who represents peace? This book throws light on the period from the dissolution of the Soviet Union until today. 30 YEARS SHAPED BY WAR. It delivers an unsparing picture of all the madness that people are capable of who carry their convictions like a banner before them. These photographs show us the possible consequences of political, economic and religious decisions. They reflect the arbitrary behaviour of those who steer the fate of whole nations. The International Court of Justice, which large powers have given themselves, is losing membership states and is beginning to resemble a holding company pursuing well understood interests. Horror and destruction drive millions of people to flee to Europe, which appears to them as a paradise, a paradise that in turn looks at this phenomenon with suspicion while becoming a target of Islamist attacks itself. So it is going round in circles.

Reviews

Le Figaro Magazine open_in_new

6 September 2019: "From the fall of the Soviet bloc to the war on religious fundamentalism in the Middle East, photographer Noël Quidu has addressed the conflicts of the last thirty years. On the occasion of the photo festival Visa pour l'image, he publishes with his stirring pictures a book as an extraordinary testimony in the heart of hell.”

Paris Match open_in_new

« Tu parles pas un peu russe, toi, Noël ? » Avril 2018, nous sommes dans la Ghouta orientale, à l’est de Damas, et on n’en mène pas large. Un officier russe s’avance vers nous, talkie-walkie en main. Nous ne devrions pas être à cet endroit...

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In times of war, all restraints collapse and people are swept up in a wave of hatred, violence and fear. Many invoke fervently a one and only, true, almighty, infallible God. But where amidst this bloodlust frenzy can he be found, this one and only God who represents peace? This book throws light on the period from the dissolution of the Soviet Union until today. 30 YEARS SHAPED BY WAR. It delivers an unsparing picture of all the madness that people are capable of who carry their convictions like a banner before them. These photographs show us the possible consequences of political, economic and religious decisions. They reflect the arbitrary behaviour of those who steer the fate of whole nations. The International Court of Justice, which large powers have given themselves, is losing membership states and is beginning to resemble a holding company pursuing well understood interests. Horror and destruction drive millions of people to flee to Europe, which appears to them as a paradise, a paradise that in turn looks at this phenomenon with suspicion while becoming a target of Islamist attacks itself. So it is going round in circles.

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Weight2.7 kg / 5.95 lbs
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