Thursday, November 8

A Fine Art Exhibit of War Photography

Visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
(copyright 2006)
The New York Times previewed an upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston that opens, not uncoincidentally, on November 11, which is Veteran's Day in the US.

The exhibition is WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath.

The article by Carol Kino discusses how the exhibit came to fruition a decade after MFAH acquired what is believed to be the original print of the iconic World War II photo by Joe Rosenthal of American soldiers raising their flag.

I had already received notification of the upcoming exhibit, but reading about some of the photos and photographers in the Times  article makes me want to see it in person even more. I'll clear my calendar for an afternoon in the next few weeks.

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