History through a Lens
US Soldiers on September 17, 2010, in Kunduz, Afghanistan, shielding an injured soldier from the rotor wash of a landing helicopter. By Damon Winter. The image won the Leica-sponsored 2013 i-shot-it.com black-and-white photo competition. In 2009, Winter won a Pulitzer Prize for his documentary coverage of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
This show focuses on iconic images and their power, profiling over 75 photographs that have changed public perception of world events. We are used to seeing these images in the press, in transient form, generally accompanied by columns of text, but the Incite Project treats them as works of art.
The core of the collection are the classics of 20th-century photojournalism that have become visual markers of a moment in time – the assassination of JFK, a rare shot of the Normandy D-Day landing, Nelson Mandela in his cell on Robben Island, to name but a few.
Leica SL, Tri-Elmar 28-35-50mm