4.01.2010

Steve Mumford. Artist. Journalist. NYC.




















watercolors.

During four trips to Iraq (2003-2004) Steve Mumford traveled with army units to Baghdad and around Iraq, drawing and writing about what he saw... Baghdad Journal is the book form of Steve's work, published by Drawn & Quarterly in 2005. "Mumford revives a great tradition of combat art characterized by Winslow Homer’s Civil War paintings. The instantaneous and documentary nature of photo-journalism that defines most of our visuals of Iraq is replaced by lingering lapses of time that expressively capture mood and atmosphere more than precise events. Mumford strives to maintain a camera-like objectivity about the politics of the war while providing an artist’s humanistic view of the individuals engaged in that war."

2 comments:

dd said...

these are beyond next lev!

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!