“WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath” opens today at the Brooklyn Museum. “‘WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY’ explores the experience of war with an unprecedented collection of 400 photographic prints, books, magazines, albums, and camera equipment, bringing together iconic and unknown images taken by members of the military, commercial portraitists, journalists, amateurs, artists, and numerous Pulitzer Prize–winning photographers. Including the work of some 255 photographers from around the globe who have covered conflicts over the last 166 years, ‘WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY’ examines the interrelationship between war and photography, reveals the evolution of the medium by which war is recorded and remembered, and explores the range of experience of armed conflict: recruitment, training, embarkation, daily routine, battle, death and destruction, homecoming, and remembrance. In addition to depicting the phases of war, ‘WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY’ includes portraits of servicemen, military and political leaders, and civilians and refugees.” –courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.
The exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where the exhibition was previously shown in 2012-2013, and the curatorial team of Anne Wilkes Tucker, Will Michels, and Natalie Zelt. “WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY” runs through February 2, 2014. Read our Q&A with Tucker and Michels about how they curated the exhibition.