Topic: War

Aleppo
Photo Essay

The Veils of Aleppo: Photographs by Franco Pagetti

They are a familiar sight to anyone who has been on the frontlines in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo: striped sheets that once blocked the harsh sunlight or a neighbor’s prying eyes, now acting as shields against more lethal threats.

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Alex Majoli—Magnum
The Backstory

A Decade of War in Iraq: The Images That Moved Them Most

A decade has passed since the United States invaded Iraq. To mark the anniversary, LightBox presents a selection of the most moving and iconic photography from the conflict with the first-person stories behind the images.

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Issouf Sanogo—AFP/Getty Images
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: January 18 – January 25

From the French intervention in Mali and the Obama daughters enjoying the Inauguration to the surreal, icy aftermath of a fire in Chicago and a headless princess in London, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Giath Taha—Reuters
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: January 11 – January 18

From Obama’s gun control stance and Lance Armstrong’s doping confession to the Kumbh Mela pilgrimage and a runaway train in Sweden, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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David Seymour—Magnum
Out There

A Second Look: Chim’s Children of War

In 1948, Magnum photographer David Seymour was given a mission by the newly founded UNICEF: report on the fate of the 13 million children across Europe who have been left homeless and/or in dire need by the Second World War. ‘Children of War’, a new book by Umbrage Edition, highlights his incredible photographs of European children taken in the aftermath of the war.

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Narciso Contreras—Polaris
Man on the Wire

From the Front Lines: Syria by Narciso Contreras

Over the last five months, TIME has witnessed the emergence of a new voice — that of Mexican-born freelance photographer Narciso Contreras. Here, LightBox showcases Contreras’s work from Syria, illustrating his commitment and distinct vision to covering the bloodshed of an intractable war that’s stretched through 2012.

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Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME
Out There

This Means War: A Look at Conflict Photography

WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath — a massive exhibition of conflict photography from the last 165 years — is on display now at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Art critic Richard Lacayo reviewed the show in this week’s issue of TIME.

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James Frank Hurley—Mitchell Library Collections / State Library of New South Wales–PXD 20/18
Out There

War/Photography by Geoff Dyer

A new show at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston examines the relationship between war and photography and how that relationship has changed over time. Here, Geoff Dyer writes about images that have shaped the perception of war since photography was invented.

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André Liohn—Prospekt
Out There

Almost Dawn in Libya: Exclusive Interactive Panorama

André Liohn, one of the guiding forces behind the Almost Dawn in Libya initiative, spoke to LightBox from Misrata, Libya, where he was preparing for the project’s final stage.

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Nicole Tung
Photo Essay

As Syria Grieves: Photographs by Nicole Tung

Photojournalist Nicole Tung documented the aftermath of a mortar attack by Syrian Army forces last week. Here she writes about the harrowing images and a family suffering in grief.

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