Military Photographers: Framing the Shot

Shooting with cameras rather than guns, photographers act as the “eyes” of the military. Whether taking motion pictures or still photographs, oftentimes serving in the thick of the action, military photographers have captured and produced scores of images for the purposes of strategy and intelligence, mapmaking, and simply to document historic moments. Here are stories of photographers serving in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, who helped to produce some of the most iconic images of these eras.