Photography and War

Not really a cutting edge subject but it looks like the exhibition just opened in Houston is quite interesting.

Daily Routine

A Royal Navy sailor on board HMS Alcantara uses a portable sewing machine to repair a signal flag during a voyage to Sierra Leone, March 1942, Cecil Beaton, English (1904–1980) © The Imperial War Museums

http://lejournaldelaphotographie.com/fullscreen/9220

Ritratti del conflitto

The historical review Zapruder announces a competition for its tenth birthday. Young photographers are invited to send images representing the conflict.
No money, but a chance to be published for the lucky winner and an exhibition in Rome, during the « birthday party » on 9th June.

The call will be closed on 15th May, and not on 25th Aprile, as written in the site.

Conservación preventiva de fotografía contemporánea

The Fundación Mapfre will broadcast the conference « Jornada sobre conservación preventiva de fotografía contemporánea y soportes electrónicos ».

The event will take place on 8 and 9 May, starting at 10 o’clock. No reservation required, just connect with pc, Pad or iPhone at www.fundacionmapfre.com.

Metamorphosis of Japan after the War. Photography 1945 – 1964

Tadahiko Hayashi Discharged soldiers, Shinagawa Station / Entlassene Soldaten, Bahnhof Shinagawa Tokyo 1946 © Yoshikatsu Hayashi

An exhibition on Japanese photography from 1945 to 1964 is currently running at the Museum für Fotografie in Berlin.

The exhibition will be open since Sunday 17th June 2012.

Aim of the curators is to show the role played by the photographs in reshaping the  country’s national identity after WWII.