Welcome to CombatCamera ©


Roger Fenton’s photographic van, 1855

People have a sincere interest in history and have surely visited many museums and sites, that tell the story of a conflict or war.  On these locations, photos and film have their place.
Many of us don’t realize that these were captured by men and women, military or civilian, often with risk of their own live, so future generations could discover and learn from them.
Their legacy, since the capture of the first conflict on film, enables us today to hope for a better future.
This website honours those who stand in the first line with their camera and puts their effort in the spotlight. 

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“For me, the strength of photography lies in its ability to evoke humanity. If war is an attempt to negate humanity, then photography can be perceived as the opposite of war.” (James Nachtwey, photographer)

Welcome

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one
who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” 
(General Dwight D. Eisenhower)

When we visit a museum, we discover photos and film.

Many of us don’t realize that these were made by people who looked through the lens, ensuring that what they captured,  became a legacy of history.

Many men and women have risked and lost their lives, since war started to be documented in film and photo.

This website puts their effort in the spotlight.