About: The Team behind the Book

GARY KNIGHT - Oversaw the editing, designing, and post-production of the book. 

Gary Knight began his photographic career in Thailand in 1987 and he lived and worked in the Far East until 1992. In 1993 he moved to the former Yugoslavia and documented the civil war there. In recent years he has covered news stories such as the invasion of Iraq, Israel/Palestine, North Korea, the occupation of Afghanistan, the civil war in Kashmir and the Asian Tsunami. 

He was a contract photographer for Newsweek from 1998 to 2006, is one of the founders of the Angkor Photo Festival, a registered charity in Cambodia, and is a co-founder of The GroundTruth Project, a non-profit media organisation in the USA. In 2001 he was one of the founders of the VII Photo agency and his work has been published by magazines all over the world. 

Gary has won numerous awards since 1996, published the monograph 'Evidence - The Case Against Milosevic' in 2001, and has also been a key contributor to a number of books including 'War' by DeMo in 2004 and 'Questions Without Answers', published by Phaidon in June 2012. He chaired the 2008 World Press Photo Jury and, in May 2008, co-founded Dispatches, a new current affairs quarterly of which he is co-editor. Since 2010 he has focussed on long-term documentary projects including 'Topografica Inmigracion' a study of immigration in the USA and he continues to work on his Asian Journals, a series that started in the 1980s. 

He spent the 2009/10 academic year on a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University and then founded the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice at Tufts University in the USA, where he teaches part of the year. In 2012 he returned to Bosnia for a project documenting the changes in the region over the past 20 years. In July 2012 he published the collective book 'Bosnia 1992-1995' with Remy Ourdan, Jon Jones and Ziyah Gafic. 

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JACQUES MENASCHE - Edited all the text for the book, cutting down 100,000 words and cleaning it up in preparation for publishing. 

Jacques Menasche was born in 1964 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He began his career in journalism as a desk clerk at The New York Times and has since written on culture and conflict from the Middle East, Afghanistan, China, and the US.  

He is the author with Robert Pledge of Eleven: Witnessing the World Trade Center 1974-2001 (Universe Publishing/Rizzoli International 2002), and with Pledge and Li Zhensheng of Red-Color News Soldier: A Chinese Photographer’s Odyssey Through the Cultural Revolution (Phaidon 2003).  

His work has appeared in The New York Daily News, ESPN The Magazine, and Vanity Fair in the US, The Independent in the UK, Corriere dela Sera in Italy, Maxim in Germany, and many other publications around the world. In 2006, his film collaboration with Stephen Dupont on heroin addiction in Afghanistan, “Brothers of Kabul,” was a finalist in the Rory Peck Award for Freelance Features, and winner of Australia’s Walkley Award. He is based in New York City. 

 

GIORGIO BARAVALLE / de. MO - Creative Director & Designer 

de.MO is an award-winning multidisciplinary design firm that produces diverse projects — books, web sites, corporate identities and branding, multimedia, packaging — representing a wide range of international clients and their businesses. 

Founded in 1997 with his wife Elizabeth Logan-Baravalle — and since 2002, housed in a 19th-century barn in Millbrook, New York — de.MO is headed by Giorgio Baravalle and made up of a small team of talented designers. 

Since the inception of de.MO we have received awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the Art Directors Club of New York, the Type Directors Club, ID Magazine, Communication Arts, STEP Magazine, Print Magazine and Coupe Magazine, and we have been featured in DWELL, STEP Magazine, ID Magazine and in other major design publications and books. 

de.MO’s clients include United Nations, Electa/Mondadori, VII Photo Agency, Contact Press Images, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Dispatches, Tufts University, Villanova University, Studio Museum in Harlem, Gray Kunz Restaurants, Rick Laakkonen, Little Pim, The Manhattan Short Film Festival, Kwaku Alston Photography, Aperture, Melcher Media, Chronicle Books, Random House, SBK Pictures, Boro Networks, Elizabeth Mayhew and Yves Saint Laurent. 

To seem more go to de.MO's Website