Don McCullin: Shell Shocked US Marine, Vietnam, Hue, 1968, printed 2013 © Don McCullin, courtesy Hamiltons Gallery, London.
Luc Delahaye: US Bombing on Taliban Positions, 2001
© Courtesy Luc Delahaye & Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Bruxelles
The exhibition has been staged in association with London’s Tate Modern and is startling not just for its content, but also for the order in which the works are hung. The press photographs and artworks study acts of aggression and theatres of war, as well as their visible consequences and social legacy. They are arranged, not by artist or period, but according to how long after the event they were cre-ated; starting with eyewitness photographs taken in the thick of the action, to the works of historical documentarians tracing the conflicts of the 19th century, and on to the commemorative works of the 20th and early 21st century that revisit the scenes of battle decades later.