© Henri Huet, 1966, The body of an American paratrooper killed in action in the jungle near the Cambodian border is raised up to an evacuation helicopter, Vietnam
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, this shot by Chris Hondros and this photo by Arkady Shaikhet are also part of the exhibition.
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