Joao Silva/The New York Times/Redux. "From War is Beautiful" by David Shields, published by powerHouse Books.
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.