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  1. To portray the War: The first step of taking a photograph
  2. To construct an image
  3. To have an impact on the viewer

Virginia Woolf said "Let's see if, watching the same photographs [of the war], we'll feel the same things?. As for her, women and men both see the war as a barbarism that has to stop. The shock produced by war photographs could mobilize everybody. Photography has replaced drawing in the press since the First World War. But the profession of photojournalist (of war) was only created in the 1930s. The Spanish Civil War was the first war covered by professional photographers on the frontline and with the civilians in the background. These photographs were immediately published in Spain and the foreign press. Many photojournalists have risked their lives (and many have lost them) taking pictures of the human suffering, which is the consequences of war. They do so, confident in the belief that their work will make a difference. Indeed, war and photography, at least in the twentieth century, have shared an inextricable history. The notion of the visible and the filmic have shared a pre-eminent place in the history of modern war.

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