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Washington’s Corcoran Gallery goes to war


Whatever you may think of the president’s decision to delay American military action in Syria, the Corcoran’s exhibit of war photography is an apt reminder that “war is a nightmare experience,” as Don McCullin, a British photographer, wrote about an earlier US battlefield disaster–Vietnam. Arranged thematically (e.g. “The Fight,” “Refugees,” “Remembrance”), the show of 200…

Stills that speak volumes


The first thing you notice when you enter “Photography and the American Civil War” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the silence. There is a hush, an intake of breath, a softly murmured “oh my”—the same, sad quiet that you hear at Antietam, Gettysburg and Civil War sites all around the country. And no…

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