The Artist at War: John Swope and the History of War Photography

John Swope, Arai, September 5, 1945, gelatin silver print. John Swope Collection, ©John Swope Trust.

On September 26, 2008, Carolyn Peter, director of the Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, spoke about photographer John Swope’s images of Japan at the end of World War II and their relationship to war documentation. Peter is the curator of the exhibition A Letter from Japan: The Photographs of John Swope, which was on display at the Block September 19 to November 30, 2008.

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