A look at the first Gulf War through the eyes of two unique artists.
Originally published in 1992, Just Another War broke the barrier between traditional photojournalism and the art world. The poetry/commentary by Cervenka juxtaposed against Jarecke’s timeless black and white images brings an understanding of war (and the politics behind it) to the viewer in a way that traditional reportage often fails to do.
Haunting when it was first seen over twenty years ago, it is even more so today due to the prophetic nature of the book.
Optimized for retina display.
Audio commentary by Jarecke on every image.
Contact sheets from Jarecke’s entire take.
A short film about “The Face of War”.
Exene Cervenka is an American writer, musician and artist, who is best known as the co-lead vocalist of the Los Angeles punk rock band X.
Kenneth Jarecke is an American photographer, writer and publisher, who is best know for his image of an incinerated Iraqi soldier that was first published in the London Observer, but then heavily censored in the United States.
Powerful Images of the humanity and inhumanity of war
Like all things human there is a dichotomy within the reality of war. This photo essay will make you think in a way that Farley Mowat's "And No Bird's Sang" and Anthony Loyd's "My War Gone By I Miss It So" make you think, and more importantly, make you feel. To quote Robert E. Lee, "It is well that war is so terrible, otherwise we should grow too fond of it."
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Thank you for making this incredible work available at such a low price. Anyone interested in the role of art in understanding war and the ethics of conflict photojournalism should spend some time digesting this.
Just Another War is great
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