WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

RECRUITMENT AND EMBARKATION: Eduard Korniyenko, Say Ahhh, A doctor examines a group of conscripts for the Russian Army at a recruiting station in Stavropol in southern Russia, May 17, 2005. Eduard Korniyenko / Reuters

In November, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will unveil an exhibition on war photography unprecedented in scale and ambition. The origins of “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath” can be traced back to the museum’s acquisition—ten years ago—of the first known print of Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima.