AP Highlights World War II Photographs
in Book and Exhibit
The Associated Press highlights some of its
most famous photographs of World War II, as well as
pictures from its archives that are rarely seen, in
an exhibit and book timed to coincide with the unveiling
of the national World War II Memorial in Washington.
Both the exhibit and book are called “MEMORIES
of WORLD WAR II: Photographs from The Archives of The
Associated Press” (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.).
The photo exhibit will be kicked off May 24-June 1 at
Union Station in Washington and will be shown in the
same venue the month of July. The collection tours nationally
in September, with the first stop at the Dallas Historical
Society during the Texas State Fair.
Photographs were culled from AP's collection of more
than 100,000 World War II photographs. The images come
from AP archives in Britain, France, Germany and Japan.
Some of the pictures have not been publicly viewed since
the war while others have taken on iconic status, including
Joe Rosenthal's dramatic picture of the American flag
being raised atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. Rosenthal
won a Pulitzer Prize for that photo. Six other AP journalists
also won Pulitzers for war coverage.
Some 68 journalists were killed covering World War II
— five of them from the AP. The world's oldest
and largest news organization provided a daily view
of the immense scope of the war — from the bombed-out
streets of London to the islands of the Pacific, to
the Allied landings at Normandy and Japan’s surrender
aboard the USS Missouri — as well as its individual
triumphs and tragedies.
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or call 212-621-1930 and ask to speak to a World War
II account representative.
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3) General Public
To purchase a print of a photo featured in this book