Sat29Jun2013Sun29Sep2013Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Thurs- Sun 10:00 am -5:00 Closed Mondays, Tuesdays pmThe Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington DC
WAR / PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
San Salvador, El Salvador, 1989 Copyright © Donna De Cesare,1989
In the 1980s El Salvador had one of our hemisphere's worst human rights records. This victim was allegedly murdered by government death squads for violating curfew during the guerrilla offensive in November.
This landmark exhibition revolutionizes our understanding of this momentous subject, immersing viewers in the experience of soldiers and civilians during wartime. WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY brings together images by more than 200 photographers from 28 nations and covers conflicts from the past 165 years—from the Mexican-American War through present-day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Organized not chronologically but around themes such as “The Fight,” “Refugees,” and “Remembrance,” it shows how photography has informed our understanding of conflict over time, and around the world. Epic in scope and ambition, and featuring many of the most indelible photographs ever made, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY takes us from the home front to the battlefield and back again. It is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and arrives on the East Coast as part of a nationwide tour.