In 2003, artist Steve Mumford made his first trip abroad to record, in watercolor and with pen and ink, the experiences of American soldiers in Middle Eastern conflicts and the impact of those conflicts on civilians. He chose to digitally distribute his work for publication, preserving the immediacy of his impressions. In this lecture, Mumford explains how the experience of drawing in a war zone and his subjects’ reactions to being portrayed by an artist profoundly affected his sense of self as an artist and as a person.

Learn more about Steve Mumford's War Journals, 2003–2013.

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