Cameras on the Battlefield: Photos of War

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Recounts the story of wartime photography, from the first use of cameras on the battlefield through the war in Vietnam.

Recounts the story of wartime photography, from the first use of cameras on the battlefield through the war in Viet Nam.

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Overview

Recounts the story of wartime photography, from the first use of cameras on the battlefield through the war in Vietnam.

Recounts the story of wartime photography, from the first use of cameras on the battlefield through the war in Viet Nam.

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Children's Literature
From the days of the American Civil War, stark photos of human beings dead on battlefields or waging warfare have exerted a social impact upon how military conflict is viewed. Matthew Brady's grim renderings of the dead at Antietam helped shape American's perspectives on war's glory. Images of soldiers wading through knee deep mud in the trenches of World War I let people on the homefront realize how horrible that struggle was. In Vietnam, photographers captured the seemingly senseless pain and anguish of a strange war fought for vague objectives and thereby influenced that war's course. Photojournalists have contributed to the human understanding of war's grim visage while simultaneously creating historical artifacts in the shape of their pictures. Author Matt White turns his attention to the subject of wartime photography in this concise, illustrated book. White traces the history of military photography, reaching back to the Crimean War of the 1850s. He leads the reader up to the present with attention paid to individual photographers who worked during conflicts ranging from the Civil War through the Persian Gulf War. Readers will be introduced not only to the photographers who took some of the most memorable wartime photographs but also to the social context that their work helped to shape. This is a little book that offers a combination of interesting material and some striking visual images. Part of the "High Five Reading" series. 2002, Capstone Press, Romaneck <%ISBN%>0736840044
School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-By highlighting the role of the photojournalist, this hi/lo entry offers a unique look at military and photographic history. Beginning with artists who painted scenes of war during the Renaissance, White shows how the illustrator's role has evolved from one of an artist glorifying war to that of a photographer capturing the reality of combat. Actual photographs and paintings in black and white and in color add to a greater understanding of photojournalism. Glossaries appear at the bottom of most pages. With its large-print text and open format, this is an appealing choice to spark an awareness of history or photography, particularly for reluctant readers. Pair it with Taylor Morrison's Civil War Artist (Houghton, 1998) for an interesting introduction to history.-Lisa Mulvenna, Clinton-Macomb Public Library, Clinton Township, MI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736895040
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Series: High Five Reading - Purple Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 5.48 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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