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Review: On the front lines with 'War/Photography' at the Annenberg
Including the American Revolution, the United States has participated in 12 major wars since the republic was founded. All but two were photographed. (The Mexican-American War of 1846-48 was the first to be documented with cameras, but just a few pictures survive.) The industrialization of war has logically coincided with the rise of machines that produce images.
By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
May 24, 2013