WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
This landmark exhibition revolutionizes our understanding of this momentous subject, immersing viewers in the experience of soldiers and civilians during wartime. WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY brings together images by more than 200 photographers from 28 nations and covers conflicts from the past 165 years—from the Mexican-American War through present-day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Organized not chronologically but around themes such as “The Fight,” “Refugees,” and “Remembrance,” it shows how photography has informed our understanding of conflict over time, and around the world. Epic in scope and ambition, and featuring many of the most indelible photographs ever made, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY takes us from the home front to the battlefield and back again. It is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and arrives on the East Coast as part of a nationwide tour.
"It is there, in each of the photographs. The beauty. And the sorrow."
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This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and is made possible with generous support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.
The presentation at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is funded in part by the Trellis Fund, the William and Mary Greve Foundation, Inc., the Women's Committee of the Corcoran, the Sunrise Foundation, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The official media sponsor for the exhibition is WAMU 88.5.