Ernest Brooks: The War Photographer Who Covered WWI


British photographer Ernest Brooks was known for his photography of the First World War. His work, often formal, also had its moments of being experimental with silhouettes.

Having able to produce thousands of image from 1915 to 1918, Brooks's works are often controversial and a topic of debates due to his knack for staging some of his photographs. Some of the said images are often used to portray the "anonymous war heroes" aesthetic.

However, life within the battlefield, without a gun and only a camera to shoot, Brooks can no longer stage his photography, and was able to reveal the true horrors of war in its rawest.

Watch this video tackling Brooks' life and work here.

Preview image was taken from the video.

written by lomographymagazine on 2016-11-02 #culture #videos #wwi #documentary-photographer #documentary-photography #ernest-brooks #vintage-photography

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