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    The images in this exhibit http://www.photomoments.info/Faas/index.html
    are an impressive statement against war. A display currently honouring war photographer Horst Faas (awarded with "Pullitzer Prize") in Nuremberg.
    Last edited by L'Etranger; 10-22-2006, 08:23 AM.
    Google ergo sum


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    I'd never heard of Faas before, but from those photographs, but those were certainly very powerful images.

    Another war photographer I think deserves recogniton is Lee Miller, who was an American model in the 1930's and war correspondant during World War II, who took images of the liberation of France and the N.azi con*centration camps. A selection of her work can be seen at http://www.leemiller.co.uk.

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    • #3
      Powerful images in that link, L'E. Strange how B&W shots seem to make the subject even more striking.

      The only photographer I'd heard of from that time was Sean Flynn, son of Errol Flynn. The story of his disappearance is here - http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/f/f601.htm

      However, a quick Google search brings up this page - http://www.pieceuniquegallery.com/photographers.html
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      • #4
        Yes very strong imagery...especially this one.

        http://www.photomoments.info/Faas/pa...agepage51.html

        I find it hard to comprehend that level of hatred towards another man.

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        • #5
          very interesting photographs.

          "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
          - Michael Moorcock

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Governor of Rowe Island

            However, a quick Google search brings up this page - http://www.pieceuniquegallery.com/photographers.html
            Funny, though, they don't list Faas - who got a Pulitzer for his pictures - among these Indochina War photographers.

            And of course there's always Robert Capa (died with his camera in his hand in 1954) and nowadays Nachtwey, eternal Champions of the Lens.

            When I was younger and had learnt the basics of photgraphy at my film school, I was very tempted to become a war or better "crisis" photographer (who knows if I would have been gifted or talented), but then I decided against it, decided against witnessing the horrors too closely.
            Reminds me there was a pretty brilliant movie about a war photographer in the early 1980's "Under Fire" with Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman which I think I want so see again.
            Last edited by L'Etranger; 10-21-2006, 03:37 AM.
            Google ergo sum

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            • #7
              I'm with you, L'E. I'm pretty sure I would not be able to handle war photography. I read that Margaret Bourke-White was able to detach herself enough when she was at Buchenwald-
              "'Using a camera was almost a relief. It interposed a slight barrier between myself and the horror in front of me.' After the war, she produced a book entitled Dear Fatherland, Rest Quietly, a project that helped her come to grips with the brutality she had witnessed during and after the war." Wikipedia
              Afterward, though, when processing her work, she couldn't keep her emotions in anymore when she was able to see what she'd photographed and had to hire someone to finish that part of the work.
              Last edited by Madrigal Rose; 10-21-2006, 04:00 PM.
              Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.
              -Yousuf Karsh

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