War photography - images of armed conflict and its aftermath

Anne Wilkes Tucker and Will Michels, with Natalie Zelt; With contributions by Liam Kennedy, Hilary Roberts, John Stauffer, Bodo von Dewitz, Jeff Hunt, and Natalie Zeldin

War photography surveys both iconic and newly discovered photographs of war and conflict, from daguerreotypes documenting the Crimean and American Civil Wars to digital images made by soldiers in 21st-century Iraq. It is generously illustrated with over 525 powerful images, and includes texts by some of today's learned scholars of war photography. This impressive book offers a comprehensive investigation of the relationship between photography and armed conflict.

The featured works represent a range of perspectives—from journalists, soldiers and ordinary citizens. Together they communicate the consummate experience of war: its brutality, humanity, and occasionally humour. The book's essays investigate the immediate impact, dissemination, and historical influence of war photography. Produced to accompany a landmark exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from November 2012 – February 2013. 

Hard cover, photographs, 606 pages.

War photography - images of armed conflict and its aftermath