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

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.

Fichés? Photographie et identification du Second Empire aux annèes 1960

One of the first uses of photographs has been to identify people. It’s a use well studied by scholars.

The Musée of archives nationales, in Paris, holds an exhibit on the subject at Hotel de Soubise. The exhibit is closing in a few day but there is a catalogue available.

Les temps forts. La guerre d’Algérie, images et représentations

A rich program on the representation of Algeria war at Forum des images, Paris, from 24th January to 2nd February: conferences, movies, photo exhibits and much more.

Les temps forts. La guerre d’Algérie, image et représentations.

Bruno Vidoni: le inattendibilità del vero

A life to show that photographs lie. Vietnam war “photographed” on the plain of Northern Italy. The cult of a Saint completely invented. And much more.

An interesting exhibition (with strange opening times…) on Bruno Vidoni at La rocca in Cento. Extended

until 11 September.