The US Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has an exhibition on Photography and the American Civil War. The warâ??its documentation, its soldiers, its battlefieldsâ??was the arena of the camera's debut in America. George N. Barnard, Destruction of Hood's Ordinance Train, Albumen silver print from glass negative, 1964 This...
Eric Copeland at Bowery Ballroom in April (more by PSquared Photography) As you may know, all ages DIY space The Silent Barn is back in action with a new Bushwick location (603 Bushwick Ave), and they've got some pretty great...
Slavery is America’s permanent Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, in which our country carries a cup it can never pass. The closest that white America has ever come to experiencing what James Baldwin described as “the Negro’s past, of rope, fire, torture, castration, infanticide, rape … fear by day ... More »
Perspective: The 'War/Photography' exhibition at the Annenberg and Jeff Wall's made-up scene in 'Dead Troops Talk' remind how news photos can meld interests that seem to be at odds. I wonder if the curators of the excellent "War/Photography"...Show More Summary
Sally Mannâ??s series â??Battlefieldsâ?? uses a wet-plate collodion process, as can be seen in the edges and streaks and cracked glass of the images. These pictures are of empty landscapes that refer back to the American civil war. This is a study of the grounds of Antietam, the site of...
Columbia University yesterday announced the winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes—and those for Breaking News and Feature Photography were all awarded for heartrending images capturing the civil war in Syria. More »
© Sal Veder The horror of war has been presented to us in it’s most naked form since the time of Matthew Brady’s images of the Civil War. The advent of the fairly new art of photography, coupled with the endless amount of bloodshed of the North V South war, gave the public one of [...]
Images from the civil war in Syria have won both of the 2013 Pulitzer Prizes for photography. A group of Associated Press photographers including Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra and Muhammed Muheisen won the prize for Breaking News Photography for their coverage of the war. They were cited for “producing memorable [...]
Principal photography is underway in Jordan on Monsters: Dark Continent, the sequel to Gareth Edwards Monsters, which landed him the Godzilla job. Edwards will exec produce. Tom Green (the Misfits director, not the Canadian comedian) will be making his feature debut with the film starring Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, and Joe Dempsie (pictured above). “In... Read More
San Francisco in the post-World War II era is revealed in “Fred Lyon: San Francisco Yesterday 1948–1958,” an ongoing photo exhibition at the San Francisco International Airport. The exhibition features the photography of Fred Lyon, a veteran San Francisco photographer who has been taking photos for seven decades. The exhibition is on display at the [...]
It is believed that the first war-related photographs were taken in 1847 by an anonymous photographer during the Mexican–American War, of which we “Remember the Alamo” and little else. But when we think of the American Civil War, especially...Show More Summary
(Museum | PA, USA) Museum | PA, USAMuseum | PA, USA(I have a paid internship at a small, obscure history museum and battlefield. This site is so unknown that most locals don’t even know what war was fought here. A visitor comes in with her bored-looking teenage daughter.) Visitor: “Hi! My daughter’s history teacher gave her an assignment to come to a [...]
The anonymous author behind the acclaimed Blog Del Narco, which focuses on the violence of Mexico's war with the powerful drug cartels, spoke with the UK's Guardian and the Texas Observer about the reporting and photography that has made the site as disturbing as it is popular. People have long speculated about the identity of [...]
"Photography and the American Civil War," opening Tuesday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, features hundreds of images representing important moments both in the war and in the history of photography.
More than 200 of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War have been brought together for the landmark exhibition Photography and the American Civil War, opening April 2 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through...Show More Summary
Soon after being drafted into the Vietnam War as a rifleman in 1967, photography enthusiast Charlie Haughey was taking photos of his unit for the Army and US publications. Upon returning home his negatives sat untouched in boxes. InShow More Summary
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights “Photography and the American Civil War” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Opening Tuesday, April 2, the exhibition surveys photography of and related to the conflict, including battlefield daguerreotypes, post-battle scenes and intense pictures of the dead and wounded. The program’s lead guest is Jeff Rosenheim, the curator [...]
Pavel Smejkal gives us a new way to look at some of history’s most indelible images. If I say "Tiananmen Square," what pops into your head? Probably the iconic image of a protester standing in front of a column of tanks. Even if you don’t know anything about the circumstances surrounding it, you know the photograph. Show More Summary
This harrowingly beautiful series of war photography by the Czech photographer Pavel Maria Smejkal depicts remarkably barren scenes in infamous places. The iconic settings found in Fatescapes (which we spotted via … Read More
Perhaps the secret of great photography lies in that ability to be simultaneously in the moment physically and removed from it by the camera. If that sounds coldly dispassionate, then I’m not describing it right, because war photographers are the most emotionally alert people I know. As these images will show, it is their ability [...]