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US Marines - Ramadi, Iraq, 2006Photo by: João Silva
Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
Mar 23, 2013 - Jun 02, 2013
WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath encompassed over 150 images going as far back as 1887 through present-day. It was arranged by themes presenting both the military and civilian point of view, including the advent of war, daily routines, the fight itself, the aftermath, medical care, prisoners of war, refugees, executions, memorials, remembrance and more.
The exhibit included the work of award-winning portrait photographers and photojournalists, military photographers, amateurs and artists including iconic images such as Joe Rosenthal’s Old Glory Goes Up on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima and Alfred Eisenstaedt’s V-J Day, Times Square, New York. Recognizable from news coverage is Eddie Adams’ image of the execution of a Viet Cong prisoner on the streets of Saigon.
This exhibition was organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Please note that some of the photographs in this exhibit may not be suitable for all visitors.
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