Peace Photography

  • Frank Möller

Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frank Möller
      Pages 33-57
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Frank Möller
      Pages 89-103
    3. Frank Möller
      Pages 105-131
    4. Frank Möller
      Pages 133-157
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Frank Möller
      Pages 187-207
    3. Frank Möller
      Pages 237-259
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 261-290

About this book


This study thinks with photography about peace. It asks how photography can represent peace, and how such representation can contribute to peace. The book offers an original critique of the almost exclusive focus on violence in recent work on visual culture and presents a completely new research agenda within the overall framework of visual peace research. Critically engaging with both photojournalism and art photography in light of peace theories, it looks for visual representations or anticipations of peace – peace or peace as a potentiality – in the work of selected photographers including Robert Capa and Richard Mosse, thus reinterpreting photography from the Spanish Civil War to current anti-migration politics in Europe. The book argues that peace photography is episodic, culturally specific, process-oriented and considerate of both the past and the future.

Frank Möller is Senior Research Fellow at the Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI), University of Tampere, Finland, where he created and established visual peace research as an integral ingredient of peace and conflict studies.


peace aesthetics photography imagination plurality of concepts everydayness sociology of knowledge images language onbjectivation knowledge production Spanish Civil War Robert Capa everyday peace aftermath photography event-as-aftermath Rwanda genocide children forensics

Authors and affiliations

  • Frank Möller
    • 1
  1. 1.Tampere Peace Research InstituteUniversity of TampereTampereFinland

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