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2013

Issue . 53
P. 42
Features
John Whiting’s Album of the Great War in Palestine
ABSTRACT
War photography is as old as photography itself. The first pictures we have date from the Crimean War (1853-1856), which started less than two decades after the “official” invention of photography in 1839. Photographic images were also used to document the American Civil War (1861-1865) and the Great War of 1914. And, even though some of the images that we have from these two wars were actually staged, they all remain important historical documents.