The exhibition that fills almost the entire second-floor gallery space of the museum includes some of the most recognized and — though the word is strange — beloved images of war.
Josiah Barnes, “Embarkation of HMAT Ajana, Melbourne,” July 8, 1916. Gelatin silver print from original glass half-plate negative, printed 2012. The photos in the Corcoran Gallery of Art exhibit “are often wrenching and horrifying, but wall texts keep the voice measured, the affect flat,” The Washington Post’s Philip Kennicott writes. Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial Buy Photo