War is Beautiful. That’s the conclusion David Shields made after analyzing hundreds of New York Times front page war photos since 9/11. He says the New York Times is complicit in romanticizing war through imagery.
Photograph of Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, 02/23/1945, National Archives
James Nachtwey, Collapse of the South Tower, Church of St. Peter on Church St. and Barclay, September 22, 2001.
Saah Exco was found alone on a beach in Monrovia, Liberia, naked and abandoned. Neighbors were afraid to touch him; they were worried about Ebola. David P. Gilkey/NPR.
A Somali refugee girl sits perched on a tree in Ifo camp. Copyright Brendan Bannon.
Joao Silva/The New York Times/Redux. From War is Beautiful by David Shields, published by powerHouse Books.
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