Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq

With our history-making election and economic crisis dominating the headlines, Iraq has slipped from most of our minds. But once you see the 60 photographs in “Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq” (continuing through Dec. 6), that won’t be a problem. Instead of thinking about how much the war has cost the U.S. ($568 billion and 4,189 dead U.S. soldiers as of press time), these striking photos—by Thorne Anderson, Kael Alford, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, and Rita Leistner—will make you consider whom it has impacted the most: Iraqis. The collection allows a glimpse of life in their country not seen in the work of embedded photographers restricted by Army regulations. Often far too graphic to print in a newspaper, these shots offer a heart-wrenching vista of war and sorrow. Odegaard Library, University of Washington campus, 543-2990, www.unembedded.net. 6 a.m.–10 p.m. JOSHUA LYNCH

Nov. 14-Dec. 6, 2008

 
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