As one of the world's most respected photojournalists, Tom Stoddart has brought us intensely personal images from across the globe, documenting nearly every major event of the past 20 years that has afflicted human kind. War, famine, AIDS: these are just some of the human plights he has captured, with his unique ability to see the world in peril whilst refusing to believe that human beings can only exist in conflict with each other and their surroundings.
During a long and distinguished career in photojournalism Tom Stoddart has documented many of the world's most incredible events including the scourge of famine and AIDS in Africa, the strife of civil war in the Balkans and the monumental destruction of a superpower in Iraq.
iWITNESS is as much a celebration of Stoddart's exceptional career as a photojournalist as it is a merciless diatribe on the day to day business of how the world conducts itself. This is an intensely personal view by an observer who refuses to believe that human beings can only exist in conflict with each other and the environment they inhabit. This book is published in association with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), marking their 40th anniversary.
DEC is an umbrella organisation which launches and co-ordinates the UK's National Appeal in response to major disasters overseas. It enables the British public to support the following aid agencies as they respond to overseas emergencies: Action Aid, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Care International, Christian Aid, Concern, Help the Aged, Merlin, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision.