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Conflict, Time, Photography @ the Tate Modern

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The Tate Modern’s new exhibit on Conflict exhibits the impact of war on cities, small communities, and families as well as landscape.

Fait, by Sophie Ristelhueber. Kuwait, 1991. First Gulf War.

Fait, by Sophie Ristelhueber. Kuwait, 1991. First Gulf War.

Photos taken during and after the events (sometimes moments after, sometimes days, weeks, or even years after) by photojournalists depict the haunting, long-lasting affects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, the US bombing of the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001,and shell-shocked soldiers in Vietnam.

Mushroom Cloud, Hiroshima by Toshi Fukada

Mushroom Cloud, Hiroshima by Toshi Fukada

Dresden, 1945, Richard Peters.

Dresden, 1945, Richard Peters.

The photos are ordered according to how long after the event they were taken by the photographer, connecting the viewer to the legacy of conflict rather than just the immediate effect.

Student tickets are £11.30. On from now until February.

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