WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images Armed Conflict and its Aftermath

Images that capture the extremes of human experience

Review By Grady Harp

What began as a ten year investigation and slow building of images and ideas from Anne Wilkes Tucker , curator of photography, Will Michaels, collections photographer, and Natalie Zeit, curatorial assistant in photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston resulted in this massive book of images of war that range from daguerreotypes from the mid 19th Century wars (the American Civil War, the Crimean War), when the camera was first used to document the tragedy of war, to the present. The book not only is overflowing with images of wars from every country around the globe over the past two hundred plus years, but it also is an homage to the war photographers who risked their lives to capture the horrors of war for posterity. Continue reading