Too painful, too scary, too unknown, too far away – Photography of War

“War is one of those subjects most of us find ourselves choosing to forget. Too painful, too scary, too unknown, too far away – for myriad reasons, we close up our minds to the possibility of war, or, as the future days may have it, the reality of it.” Death on the beach – By George Strock (1943) The unseen Gulf War (a war in which media access was limited by Pentagon restrictions) – By Peter Turnley ” A few days after the end of the Gulf ground war, a beheaded Iraqi soldier lays in the desert near where his convoy of vehicles was bombed and strafed by Allied aircraft as the convoy attempted to retreat from Kuwait back to Iraq.” “On the border between Kuwait and Iraq, women mourn the loss of their homes and disappearance of family members.” Casualties of war – By David Turnley (1991) “And it’s … Read more

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