War photography doesn’t fall precisely within the Time Now rubric of “art, film, and literature,” but it’s not unrelated either. Even when photographs are obviously journalistic, it’s not hard to see and admire any artistry inherent in their staging and note the highly aesthetic allure the most compelling ones project. I darn sure wasn’t going to not try and harness that allure to enhance the themes and tones I’ve tried to convey in Time Now. Even more basically, posts featuring photography and photographs have been some of my favorites to compose and many remain favorites to which I often return. Prominently featured over the years have been pictures by Bill Putnam, with whom I once served on a deployment to Kosovo, but there’s lots of great work by other photographers, too, including Tim Hetherington, Benjamin Busch, Ed Drew, Anja Niedringhaus, and Evelyn Chavez, a USAF photojournalist with whom I served in Afghanistan.
Below are links to the posts.
All posts tagged “War Photography” in one screen
Ariella Azoulay and the Photographic Situation
Kosovo: Quiet Prelude to the War on Terror
On War Photography: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures
Death in Tani: RIP Photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus
A Night Out with Photographer Bill Putnam
War Photos: Bill Putnam’s Sleepers
War Photography: Ed Drew’s Wild Blue Yonder
Bill Putnam Photographs, Iraq, September-November 2005
Bonus: A Veterans Day Photo Anthology. Photographic portraits of war-and-mil artists and writers, most taken by me.