War/Photography — an exhibit showcasing the history of war, 1848 to today (Photos & Video)

Police Commander Nguyen Ngoc Loan killing Viet Cong operative Nguyen Van Lem February 1, 1968 Photographer: Eddie Adams, American, 1933-2004

Police Commander Nguyen Ngoc Loan killing Viet Cong operative Nguyen Van Lem February 1, 1968
Photographer: Eddie Adams, American, 1933-2004

Eastern Front WWII, 1941 Photographer: Dmitri Baltermants, Russian, born Poland, 1912–1990

Eastern Front WWII, 1941
Photographer: Dmitri Baltermants, Russian, born Poland, 1912–1990

Navy Chaplain Lt. Commander Tom Webber baptizes Corporal Albert Martinez in a sandbag-lined pool during a ceremony at Camp Inchon, Kuwait March 16, 2003 Photographer: Hayne Palmour IV, American, born 1957

Navy Chaplain Lt. Commander Tom Webber baptizes Corporal Albert Martinez in a sandbag-lined pool during a ceremony at Camp Inchon, Kuwait March 16, 2003
Photographer: Hayne Palmour IV, American, born 1957

The return from Entebbe, Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel, from the series Promised Land 1976 Photographer: Micha Bar-Am, Israeli, born Germany, 1930

The return from Entebbe, Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel, from the series Promised Land 1976
Photographer: Micha Bar-Am, Israeli, born Germany, 1930

Burst of Joy, Travis Air Force Base, California, March 17, 1973 Photographer: Sal Veder, American, born 1926

Burst of Joy, Travis Air Force Base, California, March 17, 1973
Photographer: Sal Veder, American, born 1926

Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc sets himself ablaze in protest against alleged religious persecution by the South Vietnamese government, Saigon June 11, 1963 Photographer: Malcolm W. Browne, American, born 1931

Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc sets himself ablaze in protest against alleged religious persecution by the South Vietnamese government, Saigon June 11, 1963
Photographer: Malcolm W. Browne, American, born 1931

U.S. Marine Gysgt. Carlos  “OJ”  Orjuela, age 31, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, from Project: Home Front 2008 Photographer: Louie Palu, Canadian, born 1968

U.S. Marine Gysgt. Carlos “OJ” Orjuela, age 31, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, from Project: Home Front 2008
Photographer: Louie Palu, Canadian, born 1968

Old Glory Goes Up on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945 Photographer: Joe Rosenthal, American, 1911-2006

Old Glory Goes Up on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945
Photographer: Joe Rosenthal, American, 1911-2006

Forcibly pulled out of dug-outs, 1943 Unknown photographer

Forcibly pulled out of dug-outs, 1943
Unknown photographer

Dying Infant Found by American Soldiers in Saipan, June 1944 Photographer: W. Eugene Smith, American, 1918-1978

Dying Infant Found by American Soldiers in Saipan, June 1944
Photographer: W. Eugene Smith, American, 1918-1978

 

A newly curated show by the Annenberg Space for Photography chronicles the history of war through an exhibition of the most iconic wartime photos since 1848.  The exhibit opens in Los Angelas this Saturday and will be traveling throughout the country thereafter – details are available here.

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