August 4, 2003, (near) Tikrit, Iraq
© Geert van Kesteren
Courtesy the artist

Related Event of Interest - Barbican Art Gallery

Date: 17.10.08 - 25.01.09

Venue: Barbican Art Gallery

Admission: £8/£6 (concessions)

Web:

www.barbican.org.uk

Description:

Seven years after the West's 'War on Terror' in Afghanistan, Barbican Art Gallery reflects on the visual representation of conflict.

'This is War! Robert Capa At Work'.

Six of his most important war stories are showcased in over 600 works.

'Gerda Taro'.

The first UK retrospective of the groundbreaking German female photographer who photographed the Spanish Civil War alongside Capa.

'On The Subject Of War: Contemporary War Photography'.

Four contemporary artists respond to the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq: Geert Van Kesteren, Omer Fast, Paul Chan and An-My Lê. Each artist explores how photography articulates the experience of conflict, whether that experience is as a victim, combatant, perpetrator or observer.