Judith Joy Ross . Living With War

Porträts 1983 bis 2007
July 19 2008 until October 05 2008
© Marc Volk
© Marc Volk
© Marc Volk
© Marc Volk
© Marc Volk

Veterans and decorated heroes, women and mothers, victims of war and soldiers who have returned home, anti-war protesters and demonstrators—how profoundly does war effect people’s lives? How does it change us? Judith Joy Ross portrays Americans who were involved in the Vietnam, Gulf, and Iraq wars. With a unique combination of intimacy and emotional distance, her precise, sober images show no smiles, no joy—instead, inner turmoil and human beings who have hardened themselves to their outer experiences.

C/O Berlin presents the exhibition “Living With War” for the first time in Berlin. The 85 black-and-white photographs were presented previously in Bottrop and Leipzig. A catalogue has been published by Steidl to accompany the exhibition.