Military and War Images
“I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.” – James Nachtwey, war photographer
War and conflict images tend to be one of the most in-demand types of photographs in media. Man’s fascination with military pictures goes back to the inception of photography, where photographers were used to document the battlefields and portraits of military leaders, regardless of their large and cumbersome equipment. In fact, Underwood and Underwood first pictures sold to media outlets were war images taken by co-founder Bert Underwood. In this section you will find a variety of war and military images from different conflicts, most notably the first world war. The First World War was especially impactful in the world of photography, as it showed the world a previously unimaginable levels of death and misery, which would have been incomprehensible and even hard to believe for many had there been no photographic evidence.
This page is part of the Underwood and Underwood News Photography digital exhibit produced by Jordan M. Ritchie for the UMBC Special Collections Archives. To enlarge individual photographs and access further information about each of them, please click directly of the photograph itself. To return to the home page, press the yellow UNDERWOOD AND UNDERWOOD selection in the black and yellow toolbar above the title of this page. You may also browse the different types of photographs within this exhibit by selecting the other yellow options within said toolbar.