Steve Mumford. Artist. Journalist. NYC.


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."


dd said...

these are beyond next lev!

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!