The Aesthetic Beauty of War Photography

June 12, 2016

(Joao Silva/The New York Times/Redux. From War is Beautiful by David Shields, published by powerHouse Books)

There are moral and ethical issues that come up around war photography. Writer David Shields charged the New York Times with glamorizing war in photographs.  Shields analyzed 100’s of pictures published on the front page of the Times and last year he wrote a book accusing the paper of making war beautiful.  Charles Monroe-Kane sat down to talk with him.