From the wonderful manpodcast:
On Veterans Day, thanks to those who served our country, including my father, two late grandfathers and my brother, who serves now in the U.S. Navy.
This picture is included in the new Museum of Fine Arts Houston exhibition “War Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath.” Anne Wilkes Tucker, the show’s co-curator (along with MFAH’s Will Michaels and Natalie Zelt) joins me to discuss the exhibition and the related 600-page book from the MFAH and the Yale University Press on this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast.
The show, which opens this weekend and runs through February 3, includes almost 500 objects, images by more than 280 photographers on six continents, all of it covering 165 years of war. The exhibition and catalogue are presented thematically, with sections on war-related topics such as recruitment, training, daily routine, patrol, the wait, the fight itself, leisure time and more.
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Image: Don McCullin, Shell-shocked soldier awaiting transportation away from the front line, Hue, Vietnam, 1968.
I had 5 great-uncles who fought in WWII, another uncle in Korea, my father and his brother in Vietnam, a cousin in the first Gulf War, another cousin in Iraq. So grateful for their service and that of so many others.