WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath

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Unknown Japanese photographer, War in Hawaiian Water. Japanese Torpedoes Attack Battleship Row, Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

"Firing Squad in Iran, 1979" (Jahangir Razmi, Annenberg Space for Photography)


Robert Capa’s famous “The Falling Soldier” was taken in 1936, a few weeks after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.

Dmitri Baltermants, AttackEastern Front WWII​, 1941

Dmitri Baltermants Grief, Kerch, Crimea Spring 1942



Kim Phuc, center, with her clothes torn off, flees with other South Vietnamese children after a misdirected American aerial napalm attack on June 8, 1972


Eddie Adams, Police Commander Nguyen Ngoc Loan killing Viet Cong operative Nguyen Van Lem, February 1,1968.


Arkady Shaikhet, ​Partisan Girl​, 1942



Henri Huet, ​The body of an American paratrooper killed in action in the jungle near the Cambodian border is raised up to an evacuation helicopter, Vietnam, 1966

Philip Jones Griffiths, ​Called "Little Tiger" for killing two "Viet Cong women cadre"—his mother and teacher, it was rumored, Vietnam​, 1968

Joe Rosenthal, Old Glory Goes Up on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945.


Louie Palu, U.S. Marine Gysgt. Carlos “OJ” Orjeula, Afe 31, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. 


"Highway 13, 1971": David Hume Kennerly's photo of an ambulance going by a cross on the grave of a dead South Vietnamese soldier on Highway 13, South Vietnam. (David Hume Kennnerly / Annenberg Space for Photography)

Micha Bar-Am, ​The return from Entebbe, Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel, from the series ​Promised Land​, 1976


Sal Veder, Burst of Joy, Travis Air Force Base, California, March 17, 1973.