Points of Memory: A timeline of Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern
To mark Armistice Day 2014, we invite you to view a selection of photographs, of scenes touched by conflict and taken in the seconds, days, weeks and years after the event, that feature in Tate Modern's forthcoming exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography
Curator Simon Baker shares the ambitions behind the exhibition, which coincides with the centenary of the start of the First World War, and highlights time as a crucial aspect of the medium:
We wanted to think about the way photographers have photographed moments of conflict after they have happened, thinking about their long-term effects. So rather than having a chronology of many different conflicts one after another, the works are grouped together depending on how long after the event they were made: moments later, days later, weeks later and so on up to a hundred years later.
A Timeline of Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern