© Arkady Shaikhet, 1942, Partisan Girl

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Arkady Shaikhet (Аркадий Самойлович Шайхет) was born in Nikolayev in 1898 and settled down in Moscow in 1918.  He began his work in 1922 as a retoucher and portrait photographer and soon after became a photo reporter for Rabochaya Gazeta. During World War II Shaikhet was a photo-corresponent for the newspaper Frontovaya Illustratsya where he showed his series of images of the Battle of Stalingrad and later the liberation of Kiev, Ukraine. (read more)

EXHIBITION: War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

In November, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will unveil an travel exhibition on war photography unprecedented in scale and ambition.

“We began to notice that there were certain types of photographs that were taken in every war that related to the nature of war, as experienced through the eyes of photographers,” Tucker said.

More than two hundred and eighty photographers from twenty-eight nations produced these photographs, which cover conflicts that occurred on six continents over the span of a hundred and sixty-five years, from the Mexican-American War in 1846 through the civil war in Libya in 2011.

“We grouped works according to the patterns,” Tucker said, “and organized them by the structure of war.” As such, the images in the exhibition follow the progression of war: from instigation to combat to victory and defeat, and on to memorialization and aftermath for fighters and victims. (read more)

This famous photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson and this great shot by Chris Hondros are also part of the exhibition.

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