Post Memorial Day – War / Photography @ Annenberg Space of Photography

Photo Credit: Joe Rosenthal

Photo Credit: Joe Rosenthal

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On Memorial Day, I attended one of the most moving photo exhibits I’ve ever witnessed. If you live in Los Angeles please visit the current exhibit at the Annenberg Space of Photography WAR PHOTOGRAPHY which ends this Sunday June 2nd. And if you’re not able to attend please watch the lecture videos featuring some of the photographers work that is being exhibited.

I can’t even put into words what I saw and how I felt. That’s where the job of the photojournalists come in to visually interpret what leaves many speechless. As a photographer and having had personal ties to family in the military, I was deeply touched and overwhelmed to see a long list of photographers who have died while documenting conflict from the late 1800’s to current times. In recent years this list is growing more with international media fatalities than American media. Photojournalists who document conflict are now seen as a bigger political threat for capturing scenes of war crimes. The caveat in all of this is that they’re photographing what they believe needs to be told… the truth.

http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/exhibition/war

Photo Credit: Louie Palu

Photo Credit: Louie Palu

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