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Photographing the Great War

Saturday 25 November 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

(This is a Te Papa event with free entry for Friends of Te Papa)

Hear historian Jay Winter exploring the ‘Kodak revolution’ of World War 1 and the extensive trail of unofficial photography that ensued. The arrival of the Kodak pocket camera made censorship of war an impossible task.

Throughout the war, soldiers photographed their experiences. They captured moments of boredom, combat, or reflection.  This left an important collection of photographs that are now resurfacing from family photos albums to the public domain.

Jay Winter received his PhD and DLitt degrees from the University of Cambridge and is currently the Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University. He specialises in the First World War and researches its impact on the 20th century.

No need to RSVP.  But be sure to have your membership card which will allow you free entry to the lecture.

Feature Image: New Zealanders at the great Assuan Dam on the Nile. From the album: Photograph album of Major J.M. Rose, 1st NZEF 1914-1915, Aswan, by Major John Rose. Te Papa (O.040433)


Saturday 25 November 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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