War/Photography

 

War/Photography

From a Annenberg Space For Photography press release:

WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath will open at the Annenberg Space for Photography on March 23, 2013 and run through June 2, 2013. This exhibition has been organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY encompasses over 150 images going as far back as 1887 through present-day and is arranged by themes presenting both the military and civilian point of view including the advent of war, daily routines, the fight itself, the aftermath, medical care, prisoners of war, refugees, executions, memorials, remembrance and more.

The exhibit includes the work of award-winning portrait photographers and photojournalists, military photographers, amateurs and artists including iconic images such as Joe Rosenthal’s Old Glory Goes Up on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima and Alfred Eisenstaedt’s V-J Day, Times Square, New York.  Recognizable from news coverage is Eddie Adams’ image of the execution of a Viet Cong prisoner on the streets of Saigon.

Specific to the Los Angeles exhibit will be the Annenberg Space for Photography’s original short documentary film and digital image presentation produced by Arclight Productions. Both the documentary and digital gallery will feature over 500 photographs exclusive to the Photography Space from six acclaimed contemporary conflict photographers: Alexandra Avakian, Carolyn Cole, Ashley Gilbertson, Edouard H.R. Glück, David Hume Kennerly and Joao Silva.

In interviews in the film, these six photographers share their experiences, including life-threatening situations faced by their subjects and themselves. Photographer Joao Silva revisits sites in his native South Africa, recalling the violence that led up to that country’s first democratic election in 1994. Ashley Gilbertson is filmed in Midland, Texas, on the final shoot for his book, Bedrooms of the Fallen, which examines the bedrooms of young soldiers who never returned home from war.

Photoweenie note:
I have great interest in this exhibition. In my personal photography collection there are many war related images. They include works by Horace Bristol, Wayne Miller, Harold Feinstein, and numerous photographs taken by anonymous photographers. I have also curated an exhibition titled Grunts: The GI Experience at The Panopticon Gallery in Boston. The exhibition featured over fifty images chronicling the experiences of the American soldier. Works by numerous anonymous photographers, as well as master photographers such as Robert Capa, were featured.

The facts:
War/Photography

March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013
Annenberg Space For Photography
‪2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
213 403-3000

Photo above left and below: Alfred Palmer, American, 1906-1993, Women Aircraft workers finishing transparent bomber noses for fighter and reconnaissance planes at Douglas Aircraft Co. Plant in Long Beach, California 1942


Hayne Palmour IV, born 1957, Navy Chaplain Lt. Commander Tom Webber baptizes Corporal Albert Martinez in a sandbag-lined pool during a ceremony at Camp Inchon, Kuwait, March 16, 2003, © Hayne Palmour IV/North County Times
Dmitri Baltermants, Russian, born Poland, 1912-1990, Attack­–Eastern Front WWII, 1941, © Russian Photo Association, Razumberg Emil Anasovich
Sal Veder, American, born 1926, Burst of Joy, Travis Air Force Base, California, March 17, 1973, © Associated Press