War Photography

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by GaryAyala, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    The LA Times, (April 21), has a rather extensive article on War Photography. Much different than I expected, more of War Photography 101, an intelectual examination, comparisons and contrasts between art (paintings) and photography. Some interesting quotes:

    "George Bernard Shaw said he would willingly exchange every painting of the crucified Christ for a single snapshop of him on the cross."

    Something to ponder ...

    James Salter, at the beginning of his new novel, "All That Is", writes "Everything, writes Salter, was happening at two speeds, 'the desperate haste of action and also at a lesser speed, that of fate.'"

    This is so true, in combat everything, but you, is moving in fast motion and your heart is pounding out of your chest in a destrate attempt to catch up.

    The article is titled "The shutter speed of fate".

    Interesting reading.


    PS- The article is here:
  2. Rudy

    Rudy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    That was before Photoshop. I'm sure it would not turn him into a believer these days...
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    See my response in the Fuji X forum :smile:
  4. On books: Requiem: By the Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and Indochina (Hardcover)
    by David Halberstam
    (26 customer reviews) used they are asking $398.51

    Probably best to get under inter library loan.
  5. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010