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  • Hardcover: 604 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (27 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300177380
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300177381
  • Product Dimensions: 33.3 x 26.2 x 4.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Looking at the topic from all possible angles, from Matthew Brady to Simon Norfolk, it's exhaustive, harrowing, brilliant and essential: one of the year's most important books."-Vince Aletti, Photograph -- Vince Aletti Photograph Winner of the 2013 Kraszna-Krausz Awards in the Best Photography Book category. -- Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards Kraszna-Krausz Foundation "The catalog boasts an impressive list of legendary conflict photographers, going as far back to Roger Fenton and Alexander Gardner in the 1800s to more contemporary names like Don McCullin, James Nachtwey and Carolyn Cole."-NPR NPR "... a massive and important book."-caa.reviews caa.reviews

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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

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By john on 27 Mar. 2014
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I am really pleased with this book ,the quality is excellent and the images outstanding, I know I will enjoy reading it and it is a book I will keep referring back to many times.
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What an important testament to war photography since its inception. I was thrilled to receive this. Be warned though: I can barely lift it!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NMCav on 13 Aug. 2013
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I first came across this book in a review in the excellent magazine "Black & White Photography" and it has lived up to its billing. The photographs are superb, some well known and some not; and the text is both mature and profound for a subject which is really about how we live our lives in relationship with one another, and how we live under stress, and how we learn to flourish in impossible circumstances. I have a good collection of such books and this is the best. NMC
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Images that capture the extremes of human experience 4 Jun. 2013
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
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What began as a ten year investigation and slow building of images and ideas from Anne Wilkes Tucker , curator of photography, Will Michaels, collections photographer, and Natalie Zeit, curatorial assistant in photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston resulted in this massive book of images of war that range from daguerreotypes from the mid 19th Century wars (the American Civil War, the Crimean War), when the camera was first used to document the tragedy of war, to the present. The book not only is overflowing with images of wars from every country around the globe over the past two hundred plus years, but it also is an homage to the war photographers who risked their lives to capture the horrors of war for posterity. The contributors to the written aspects of the book include Anne Wilkes Tucker, Will Michels, Natalie Zelt, Liam Kennedy, Hilary Roberts, John Stauffer, Bodo Von Dewitz, Jeff Hunt, and Natalie Zeldin. The book's essays investigate the immediate impact, dissemination, and historical influence of war photography.

The exhibition/experience traveled to Los Angeles at the Annenberg Space for Photography where this reader experienced the shock of the closing day of the exhibition. Though the Los Angeles venue was pared down in number of photographs presented, it added a running film in which photographers who have photographed the wars and survived presented the impact their experiences caused. The impact of the images and the manner in which they were grouped mirrors the fine layout of the book. From multiple images of the 9/11 attack the book addresses all wars as they are in action, the results of the wars on citizens, refugees, soldiers from both sides, the decimation of land, the memorials, the shock of seeing fields and trenches of dead bodies, the practice of medicine in the field as in Vietnam where medics are seen salvaging the triage concept, to some unexpected images of soldiers at leisure (as much as leisure is possible in war zones), and the return of soldiers to their homelands.

Some of the images are icons - the flag-raising at Iwo Jima, the execution of a Vietcong fighter on the streets of Saigon, a screaming Vietnamese girl running naked toward the camera and away from a napalm bombing, the aftermath of the My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War - but many are of images we have not seen before in book form or in an exhibition space: images of refugee camps, munitions factories, Saddam Hussein's spider-hole hideaway, the War in Chechnya, a conflict between the Russian Federation and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, fought from December 1994 to August 1996 culminating in the devastating Battle of Grozny, the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the multiple wars of the Middle East and of Africa.

There are scenes of death and horror, grief and survival, but also moments of warmth and humanity when the shooting has stopped. This is a book that should be seen and read by everyone around the globe as a sobering prayer that war and the pity of war will end. Grady Harp, June 13
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Monumental Work. 14 Aug. 2013
By E. P. Schreier - Published on Amazon.com
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War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath is a monumental work on an important and fascinating subject. From images of the Mexican American War in 1846 to the current conflict in Afghanistan, this impressive ten pound tome (615 pages) takes the reader on a visual journey of combat photojournalism that encompasses the entire history of photography from the daguerreotype to digital. There are plenty of other classic treatments of war photography, but this work differs in its ability to bring new and current photographic work to the reader as well as examine the other side of war that is often overlooked in those other volumes, namely the effect of war on civilians, (especially children) as well as the dark underbelly of war, executions and prisoners. The large format, while intimidating to grasp, allows for faithful, high quality reproductions of these now iconic images.

Of particular note was the inclusion of a large number of photographs from the archives of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The pioneering work by C.E.W. Bean is often overlooked by modern historians and it was nice to see that he was finally receiving the recognition he so richly deserves.

This book complements the current exhibition on display at Washington DC's Corcoran Gallery of Art (on view until September 29, 2013) Buy this book here on Amazon as you will not only save 30% but believe me, you do not want to carry this home from downtown. For those of you that have had the luck to see the exhibit, the book is a must have addition to fully understand and comprehend the subject matter. The well written chapters in the book expand upon and illuminate the back stories of some of the most recognizable images in the history of the medium.
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Powerful - there is nothing else like it 6 Jan. 2013
By J. Morgenstern - Published on Amazon.com
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Ten years of research went into the show and this book. It tells the story of war in an objective a way as possible and it is done by subject matter not by a timeline. For both lovers of photography and those interested in the subject of war. There really is nothing else like it. And it really has something for everyone. It covers every emotion from humor to sadness. It is tough in parts but is is worth the effort. I believe that in time this will go down in history as one of the truly great photography books.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great book 5 Mar. 2013
By Loomey - Published on Amazon.com
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This book covers so much. This is really an anthology of war photography. I would recommend this to anyone interested in documentary photography.
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Monumental 1 Oct. 2013
By Robert Landis - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a monumental book which covers all aspects of war photography, from it's beginnings to the present. It also covers much more than the actual armed conflict- topics such as recovery from injury, how families are affected, propaganda, etc. are covered. I saw the exhibition at The Corcoran Gallery in D.C- it was massive and powerful.
This is a large, very heavy book (beautifully printed) and as is typical Amazon threw it in a box with a couple" pillows" in it. Fortunately it arrived in perfect shape, but check it when it comes for corners, etc. The potential for damage was high.
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