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November 9th & 10th, Houston: Lecture & Symposium SIMULCAST for “WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath”

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath

“The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is hosting a series of events surrounding the opening of their exhibit WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath.

MFAH will be simulcasting two of the sold out events, free of charge, for those who were unable to purchase tickets.”  Click here to register to watch the events via live webcast.

Friday, November 9, 2012, 6:00-7:00 pm
Members Preview Lecture
Speaker: Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, MFAH

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 1:00-5:00 pm
Shartle Symposium
, Panel Discussions:

War-Related Photography for Newspapers vs. Magazines with Carolyn Cole and Jonathan Torgovnik

Postwar Long-term Humanitarian Projects with Jim Goldberg and Susan Meiselas

Combat Photography with Don McCullin and James Nachtwey

About the Exhibition
“On Veterans Day 2012, the MFAH debuts an unprecedented exhibition exploring the experience of war through the eyes of photographers. WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath gathers together nearly 500 objects, including photographs, books, magazines, albums, and photographic equipment.

Images recorded by more than 280 photographers, from 28 nations, span 6 continents and more than 165 years, from the Mexican-American War in the mid-1800s to present-day conflicts.

The exhibition examines the relationship between war and photography, exploring the types of photographs created during wartime, as well as by whom and for whom. Rather than being organized chronologically, or as a survey of “greatest hits,” the images are arranged to show the progression of war: from the acts that instigate armed conflict to “the fight,” to victory and defeat, and photos that memorialize a war, its combatants, and its victims. Portraits of servicemen, military and political leaders, and civilians are a consistent presence.”

The exhibition will be up November 11, 2012 to February 3, 2013.

Caroline Weiss Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, Texas 77005

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