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Photography and War at the Brooklyn Museum

October 15, 2013

Soldiers Watching Atomic Bomb TestBeginning on November 8, the Brooklyn Museum will have on exhibit a moving and astonishing collection of photographs depicting war. Entitled “WAR/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath,” the show will have on display 400 photographic prints, books, magazines, albums and camera equipment.

The photos, some well-known and others less-so, were taken by military personnel, commercial portrait photographers, photojournalists, amateurs, and artists. Many are recipients of the Pulitzer Prize.

The work of about 255 international photographers who have been at the epicenter of conflict over the past 166 years will be featured. The goal of the exhibit is to explore the relationship between war and photography, and the evolution of the medium through which war is recorded and remembered.

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