Over a century after World War I broke out in Europe, the earth still bears its mutilations.
A current exhibition at the Getty Research Institute selects visuals from World War I to illustrate how starkly the era’s propaganda contrasted with the images of the conflict created by artist soldiers.
In 2006, Britain’s Ministry of Defense officially pardoned 306 soldiers it had executed for cowardice or desertion during World War I. Photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews has embarked on her own photographic tribute to them.
The Imperial War Museum (IWM) library in London is reportedly under threat as the institution faces a major budget cut.
More than any conflict before it, World War I was a visual battle. Propaganda proliferated across the fronts, and magazines, newspapers, photography, early films, and even fashion and children’s books were involved in a rally of imagery on a large scale.
When the United States joined the Allied forces in 1917, the mind of the American citizen was almost as much a battlefield as Europe was.