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WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

  • Posted by SHFT on March 25, 2013 in Photography
  • Our friends at the Annenberg Space for Photography continue on their mission of exhibiting important, consciousness-altering photos with WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY, a collection of 150 of the most significant images of armed conflict since 1887.

    Visitors to the space will immediately recognize some of the more iconic images in the show, like the Eddie Adams photo of a police commander killing a Viet Cong operative in 1968, and Joe Rosenthal's photo of Old Glory at Iwo Jima in 1945.

    But some of the most stirring selections are not of war itself. Lesser-known images of children, civilians and ceremonies powerfully capture the emotional fallout of armed conflict.

    The center of the museum features a film installation in the form of an original documentary, The War Photographers, produced by the Annenberg Space. The documentary features over 500 photos from six acclaimed war photographers -- Alexandra Avakian, Carolyn Cole, Ashley Gilbertson, Edouard H.R. Glück, David Hume Kennerly and João Silva.

    If you're in Los Angeles anytime until June 2nd, we highly recommend you pay the Annenberg Space a visit. It will be an experience you'll never forget. 

    The Annenberg Space is located in 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City, CA. Admission in free. Check the website for hours.

    Photo credits, left to right:

    1. Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos

    2. Dmitri Baltermants, Russian Photo Association, Razumberg Emil Anasovich

    3. Marc Riboud/Magnum Photos

    4. Unknown

    5. Alexandra Avakian/Contact Press Images (from The War Photographers documentary)

    6. Ashley Gilbertson/VII (from The War Photographers documentary)

    7. Edouard H.R. Glück (from The War Photographers documentary)

    8. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images (from The War Photographers documentary)

    9. João Silva/The New York Times (from The War Photographers documentary)


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