A week in pho­tog­ra­phy

Amateur Photographer - - 7 Days -

By now I’m sure it can’t have es­caped your at­ten­tion that this week marks the cen­te­nary of the end of the Great War. One of the won­der­ful things about pho­tog­ra­phy is the way in which it brings his­tory alive. Ad­vances in cam­era tech­nol­ogy al­lowed WWI to be doc­u­mented on a scale that no other con­flict had been be­fore. Our un­der­stand­ing of what it must have been like for those who were there is thanks in large mea­sure to the pic­tures that were taken by sol­diers and civil­ians who knew they were record­ing his­tory for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions, and in many cases risked their lives to do so. Here at AP we wanted to com­mem­o­rate the 100th an­niver­sary of the Armistice by shar­ing some of these fas­ci­nat­ing pho­to­graphic sto­ries from the pe­riod. Nigel Ather­ton, Edi­tor

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