A new exhibition at the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington D.C. examines our world at war for the 165 years. WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and it’s Aftermath features picture after picture, color and black and white, depicts men, mostly- armed, fighting, fleeing, killing, and being killed.
Photographers of different backgrounds- famous, unknown, commercial, military, documentary, amateurs, and artist- give the showing a great variety fo vantage points. With images dating from the 19th century to the present, the show’s purpose is to share the realities of war with the public. “We need to tell the public, the public of the entire world what war is really like,” comments John Morris, photo editor.
In today’s technology driven world of the moving image- television and movie screens, the internet, and smart phones- Anne Tucker, curator of the show, says there’s a reason photographs like these are still around. The capturing of a single dramatic moment still holds it’s power. The exhibition will be on display in D.C. through September.