‘War/Photography’ Exhibit at the Corcoran in D.C.


From the show: David Burnett’s “Lang Vei, Vietnam, ” March 1971


The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., is the latest venue for “WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath , ” a huge exhibition that opened last Veterans Day at the Museum of Fine Arts  in Houston. This extensive collection of images of war and its aftermath opened at the Corcoran on June 29 and will be on view until September 29.

It 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 Burrows, Don McCullin, Eddie Adams, Henri Huet, Phillip Jones Griffiths, Dick Durrance, Sawada Kyoichi, and Tim Page.

The exhibition also has been at the Annenberg Space for Photograph y in Los Angeles, and will go to the Brooklyn Museum  in November.


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