As we remember 100 years since the First World War, here are 20 iconic photos taken in the trenches and front lines. Photographers risked their lives alongside soldiers to bring the story of the war home. Dubbed ‘The War To End War’, the WWI was a futile and wholly avoidable conflict. Political meddling and nefarious ambition led to a war that claimed 17 million lives and left 21 million ...
A staggering amount of photographic prints were produced during the First World War. Various sources give slightly differing figures but whilst maybe a few hundred aerial photographs had been taken during the opening six months of the war, by 1918 well over five million were produced in just nine months (AIR 1/724/91/2).
“The First World War is the conflict in which the concept of documentary truth first evolved,” said Hilary Roberts, the photography curator at the Imperial War Museums in London and a co-author of “The Great War: A Photographic Narrative.
I have researched early military photography for a few years online and have found there is no conclusive list of the earliest combat photography and so I ha...
April 8, 2011 --Photographer Matthew Brady and his contemporaries were the world's first true war photographers, taking advantage of a relatively new technology, tools of mass production and the ...
The Vietnam War, in contrast, was notable for its catalog of chilling and iconic war photography. ... “Some first lieutenant telling me, you know, where I’m gonna stand.
In World War II, for the first time, photographs of American dead were published. After initially being held back by censors, a photo of three American corpses lying on the beach after a landing ...
Necessarily, more is lost to time than is remembered. Photographs, and visual media generally, play an especially important role in this process of shaping collective memory of an event. During the Vietnam War, for example, photographs and footage brought the conflict home to the American people.
The faces of collateral damage and friendly fire are generally not seen. This was not the case with 9-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phuc. On June 8, 1972, Associated Press photographer Nick Ut was outside Trang Bang, about 25 miles northwest of Saigon, when the South Vietnamese air force mistakenly dropped a load of napalm on the village.
The endless wars, beginning with the First Balkan War in 1912, continuing with World War I in 1914-1918, and other ethnic conflicts, had disrupted countless lives. The American Red Cross ha… Prokudin-Gorsky: Tsarist-era Uzbekistan captured in rare color photographs, 1907-1911