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War photography

  1. 1. War Photography By Antonia Curry x3
  2. 2. How photography can be recorded? <ul><li>Photography can be recorded in many different ways, for example; </li></ul><ul><li>Scrapbooks – you can take an amount of pictures by putting them in chronological order and be analysed in a caption. </li></ul><ul><li>Posters – recording photography in posters is different because you can do it in different forms like to promote awareness or to be eye-catching. </li></ul><ul><li>Leaflets – people include photography in leaflets because they want to persuade the reader and make them feel like they’re in the picture. </li></ul><ul><li>Photo albums – people use photo albums to record photography because they give a recount of a time in their life. </li></ul>
  3. 3. War photography; The History <ul><li>Photography, presented to the public in 1839, was believed to create images that were accurate representations of the world. Photography was used to record historical information, but not always in the optimistic way that was conceived at the advent of the medium. There was a disagreement about the photographers bringing the equipment to the battlefield and record the action of the fighting. </li></ul><ul><li>The first war photographer was an anonymous American who took a number of photographs during the Mexican–American War, in 1847. </li></ul><ul><li>The first known war photographer is the Hungarian-Romanian who took photos of various officers in 1853 and of war scenes near Olteniţa and Silistra in 1854, during the Crimean War - The Crimean War (October 1853–February 1856) was fought between the Russian Empire on one side and an alliance of the British Empire, French Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia on the other. </li></ul><ul><li>The Second Afghan War of 1878-79 was photographed by John Burke who travelled with the Anglo-British forces. This was a commercial venture with the hope of selling albums of war photographs. </li></ul>
  4. 4. War Photographers <ul><li>English Photographers </li></ul><ul><li>Bert Hardy </li></ul><ul><li>Rodger Fenton </li></ul><ul><li>Tim Hetherington </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Brant </li></ul><ul><li>Felice Beato </li></ul>I have written about the well known photographers in the following slides.
  5. 5. Bert Hardy <ul><li>Bert Hardy was born in London in 1913. He started work as a laboratory assistant in a photographic agency. After buying a small plate camera for 10 shillings he began getting his photography published then transferred to war photography. </li></ul>Vietnam War He wanted to try a new experience, by making everyone involved with his art. ‘ I wanted to capture and let the world know what was going on’.
  6. 6. Roger Fenton <ul><li>Roger Fenton (20 March 1819 – 8 August 1869) was a pioneering British photographer, one of the first war photographers. Roger Fenton was born in Heywood, Lancashire. His grandfather was a wealthy cotton manufacturer and banker, his father a banker and Member of Parliament. </li></ul>Everyone stuck together. He captured the moments of people not fighting.
  7. 7. Tim Hetherington Tim Hetherington uses different angle shots to make his picture more effective. He only uses the important parts of the picture and crops out the parts that don’t need to be captured. When he became a photographer in the Afghanistan was he as able to use colour in his pictures which made them more real. Afghanistan war Tim Hetherington is an English photographer who took pictures of the Afghanistan war. Back in 2007, Tim Hetherington won the world press photo competition, he received the award for his picture of a tired American soldier covering his face with his hand following a day of fighting in the Korengal valley, Afghanistan. Hetherington has carried on his career from then into bigger things in life. In his pictures he makes us feel sympathetic for the soldiers and shows us the downsides of being in war.
  8. 8. Bill Brandt Bill Brandt captures the effect of wars. This is what he found whilst discovering the outcomes. World war II Bill Brandt captures images of British society. He finds images with stories behind them. His photographs were often strangely lighted and were printed for high contrast with the elimination of middle tones. He gave different effects into his pictures by the way he makes the audience feel. I like this picture because of the intense feeling about the way people lived during the second world two.
  9. 9. Felice Beato <ul><li>Felice Beato (1832 – 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato , was an Italian–British photographer. He was one of the first photographers to take pictures in East Asia and one of the first war photographers. He is noted for his genre works, portraits, and views and panoramas of the architecture and landscapes of Asia and the Mediterranean region. Beato's travels to many lands gave him the opportunity to create powerful and lasting images of countries, people and events that were unfamiliar and remote to most people in Europe and North America. To this day his work provides the key images of such events as the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and the Second Opium War. His photographs represent the first substantial oeuvre of what came to be called photojournalism. He had a significant impact on other photographers, and Beato's influence in Japan, where he taught and worked with numerous other photographers and artists, was particularly deep and lasting. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Technology of war photography <ul><li>The technology was limited & bulky, heavy and hard to carry equipment. They hadn’t yet discovered the method to make the objects move and change them so that they are in colour. Different to paintings or drawings of war, photographic images are not easily altered; although in some cases, photographers manipulate the subjects and scenes depicted in a work, resulting in an image that is not completely objective in nature. They never used to have the right equipment in the war to develop there photographs properly but now the photographs that have been taken are in colour and are developed with the right structures. </li></ul>