War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Will Michels, Natalie Zelt

Yale University Press | December 3, 2012 | Hardcover

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War/Photography surveys both iconic and newly discovered photographs of war and conflict, from daguerreotypes documenting the Crimean and American Civil Wars to digital images made by soldiers in 21st-century Iraq. Accompanying a landmark exhibition opening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, it is generously illustrated with over 525 powerful images and includes texts by some of today's most important scholars of war photography. This ambitious book offers a comprehensive investigation of the relationship between photography and armed conflict.

The featured works represent a range of perspectives—from journalists to soldiers to ordinary citizens—and span six continents, yet together they communicate the consummate experience of war: its brutality, humanity, and even humor. The book's essays investigate the immediate impact, dissemination, and historical influence of war photography.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 612 pages, 13 × 10 × 0.98 in

Published: December 3, 2012

Publisher: Yale University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0300177380

ISBN - 13: 9780300177381

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War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Will Michels, Natalie Zelt

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 612 pages, 13 × 10 × 0.98 in

Published: December 3, 2012

Publisher: Yale University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0300177380

ISBN - 13: 9780300177381

From the Publisher

War/Photography surveys both iconic and newly discovered photographs of war and conflict, from daguerreotypes documenting the Crimean and American Civil Wars to digital images made by soldiers in 21st-century Iraq. Accompanying a landmark exhibition opening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, it is generously illustrated with over 525 powerful images and includes texts by some of today's most important scholars of war photography. This ambitious book offers a comprehensive investigation of the relationship between photography and armed conflict.

The featured works represent a range of perspectives—from journalists to soldiers to ordinary citizens—and span six continents, yet together they communicate the consummate experience of war: its brutality, humanity, and even humor. The book's essays investigate the immediate impact, dissemination, and historical influence of war photography.

About the Author

Anne Wilkes Tucker is the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, Will Michels is collections photographer, and Natalie Zelt is curatorial assistant in photography, all at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Editorial Reviews

“. . . a massive and important book.”—caa.reviews