Big War Photography Exhibition To Open In Houston on Veterans Day

U.S. Marine, Hue, Vietnam, Feb. 1968 by Don McCullin


“WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath” is the name of a huge exhibition that opens on Veterans Day, November 11, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. This extensive collection of images of war and its aftermath includes more than 500 photographs, books, magazines, albums, and photographic equipment. The photos are the work of more than 280 photographers who have covered wars around the globe, from the Mexican-American War in 1846, to the 21st century’s latest conflicts.

The exhibition  includes a good sampling of Vietnam War photographs from the long list of illustrious photojournalists who chronicled that war. That includes the work of Larry Burrouws, Don McCullin, Eddie Adams, Henri Huet, Phillip Jones Griffiths, Dick Durrance, Sawada Kyoichi, and Tim Page.

Admission on November 11 is free to everyone. Active-duty military and veterans will be admitted free through the end of the exhibition on February 3, 2013. The exhibition will then travel to the Annenberg Space for Photograph y in Los Angeles (March 23-June 2), The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (June 29-September 29), and the Brooklyn Museum (November 8-February 2, 2014).


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