Sunday, December 28, 2014

"Women at War" - Photos of Women in Battle by Anonymous Photographers

Photos of men in war are ubiquitous — as historical records, photojournalism, and complex artistic representations. Images of women in battle are less common, mirroring the stereotype that men are overwhelmingly the warring sex. These photographs below, credited to anonymous photographers, from Femmes au Combat (Women in Combat), an exhibition at Galerie Lumière des Roses in Montreuil, France, hail from a range of conflicts: the Mexican Revolution, the Irish War of Independence, the Spanish Civil War, and World War II. Most...

Anonymous photographer, IRA (1973)

Anonymous photographer, USSR (c. 1930)

Anonymous photographer, Mexican Revolution (1910)

Anonymous photographer, Spanish War (1936)

Anonymous photographer, Yvonne André, anarchist activist Pré-Saint-Gervais (Butte du Chapeau Rouge), France (May 25, 1913)

Anonymous photographer, Spanish War (1936)

Anonymous photographer, Simone Segouin , French Resistance (1945)

Anonymous photographer, La Pasionaria, Dolores Ibarruri, Spanish War (1936)

Anonymous photographer, Azerbaijan (1920)

(All images © and courtesy Lumière des Roses, via Hyperallergic)

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