Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hyperallergic's Take on WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY at The Brooklyn Museum

Interesting write-up on the exhibition mentioned in Photo II the other day by Betsy.

Henri Huet, “The body of an American paratrooper killed in action in the jungle near the Cambodian border is raised up to an evacuation helicopter, Vietnam” (1966, printed 2004), gelatin silver print, 13⅜ x 8⅝ in (34 x 22.4 cm), The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, museum purchase (© Associated Press) - Image Sourced from Hyperallergic
"For more than a century and a half, America’s wars have taken place somewhere else. Over the past decade, flagged-draped caskets have returned and families have grieved. Yet less than one percent of the nation’s population has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, so this pain is well quarantined; the rest of us know about the widows and amputees because we’ve seen the pictures. It’s nowhere near enough knowing, but if you look unguarded it’s really too much."

Click HERE to read the article in Hyperallergic, and click HERE to link to the Brooklyn Museum's page on the exhibition.

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