This handsome production is the first major survey on the highly acclaimed photography of award-winning Swedish photojournalist Paul Hansen (born 1964).
His assignments and self-initiated projects take him all over the world and have won him enormous praise in Sweden and internationally. In 2013 he won the World Press Photo for his powerful image of the funeral procession for two Palestinian children and their father, who were killed during an Israeli air attack. Hansen implicates himself in the situations he depicts: You have to get close to your subject. In fact, you can't get too close to your subject. This volume gathers nearly 200 of Hansen's most outstanding color images of conflicts and confrontations in Russia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, the Congo, Haiti, Kenya and the Arab Spring.