Friday, July 25, 2008

Greatest War Photographs. Images 21 - 25

Previous :: Next

David Douglas Duncan, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas

A lone Marine rests during the winter retreat from the Yalu River in 1950 when U.S. forces battled the Chinese, North Koreans and well below zero temperatures.

Françoise Demulder, Gamma, France

World Press Photo of the Year: 1976
Beirut, Lebanon, January 1976.
Palestinian refugees in the district La Quarantaine.

About the image: She was the first woman to win the World Press Photo, and did so on the 20th anniversary of the award. Demulder stated at the time that she hated war, but felt compelled to document how it's always the innocent who suffer, while the powerful get richer and richer.

George Strock, Time Life

Three dead Americans lie where they fell in the sand near a half sunken landing craft on Buna Beach in northern New Guinea following a Japanese ambush in 1943.

Hanns-Jörg Anders, Stern, Germany

World Press Photo of the Year: 1969
Londonderry, Northern Ireland, May 1969.
A young Catholic during clash with British troops.

About the image: After a night of street fighting, everyone was fleeing the teargas, when Anders saw a gas masked boy, who had stopped in front of a wall inscribed with "we want peace". He only had time to take two pictures before the teargas enveloped him.

Robin Moyer, USA, Black Star for Time

World Press Photo of the Year: 1982
Beirut, Lebanon, 18 September 1982.
Aftermath of massacre of Palestinians by Christian Phalangists in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.

About the image: Moyer saw Israeli flares burst above the camps, and went there to discover piles of bodies - brutally shot. He photographed for hours surrounded by the smell of death, while Israeli soldiers joked around. The killers were never brought to justice.

Previous :: Next

No comments: