Two war photography exhibits from Oak Cliff residents

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“Headgear” by Lisa Bernard is part of “Engines of War”

One examines how the United States conducts war in the 21st Century. The other looks at the Iraq War through the perspective of Iraqi civilians.

Two separate war-related art exhibits are showing on the coasts, one in New York and one in San Francisco, both from Oak Cliff neighbors.

Cynthia Mulcahy of Oak Cliff and Charles Dee Mitchell of East Dallas curated “Engines of War” at the  Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Inc. gallery in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. It runs March 28-May 4.

Mulcahy and Mitchell also curated a similar exhibit, “Conflicts in a New Century,” at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center two years ago.

The New York exhibit features the work of 10 photographers from the United States, Britain, the Netherlands and Iraq.

Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson, Oak Cliff-based photographers who worked as unembedded freelance photographers in Iraq at the beginning of the Iraq War, have an exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco through June 16.

Watch this story PBS ran last night about Alford and Anderson and their important work in Iraq. The married couple also published a book, “Unembedded,”  with two other independent photojournalists covering the Iraq War.

Kael Alford made this picture in Fallujah in 2003. It is part of "Eye Level in Iraq" at the de Young Museum in San Francisco through June 16.
Kael Alford made this picture in Fallujah in 2003. It is part of “Eye Level in Iraq” at the de Young Museum in San Francisco through June 16.

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