Capturing the Carnage
The Annenberg Space for Photography's new exhibit, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," spans more than 165 years' worth of images of soldiers, civilians and politicians. Iconic images are featured: soldiers raising the American flag on Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal; V-Day in Times Square, by Alfred Eisenstaedt; a Vietnam POW greeting his family at Travis Air Force Base, by Sal Veder; Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burning himself to death, by Malcolm Browne. So are lesser-known works, including a maimed American soldier in 1887, female aircraft workers in Long Beach during WWII, and the Arab Spring. They're categorized according to themes, including the advent of war, medical care, refugees, and remembrances at home. Special to the L.A. exhibit, which originated at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, is an accompanying documentary film and additional images by contemporary photojournalists present on the front lines in Iraq, Afghanistan, South Africa, Sudan and Haiti, including Alexandra Avakian, Ashley Gilbertson, Edouard H.R. Gluck, David Hume Kennerly, Joao Silva and Carolyn Cole, a Los Angeles Times staff photographer who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for her coverage of the civil war in Liberia. Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City; Sat., March 23, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; thru June 2; free. (213) 403-3000, annenbergspaceforphotography.com.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: March 23. Continues through June 2, 2013
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