A Century and a Half of War Photography

Heard this on my local NPR station (WUGA) as I pulled into work this morning, was definitely one of those driveway moments … Susan Stamberg looks at an exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington on 165 years of war photography.

It includes interviews with several of my heroes, including David Burnett (who I should probably just create a category for).

“Photographers, generally, who risk their lives are pacifists, but they sometimes question whether their work has accomplished what they hoped,” (John G. Morris) says.

Burnett agrees. “The more you’ve seen of death and inhumanity, the more it turns you into someone who really can’t stand the sight of war,” he says.

Mark E. Johnson

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