The Life and Photos of Ernest Brooks, A Pioneer War Photographer of WWI
Ernest Brooks was the first official photographer appointed by the British military, and he ended up shooting over 1/10 of all official British photos made during World War I. The 8-minute video above is a look at photography during the “Great War” and the life and work of Ernest Brooks.
“But as the war dragged on, more and more photos captured small moments in this gigantic conflict that showed the humanity behind the numbers.”
Here’s a look at some of Brooks best-known photos of World War I:
You can find a large collection of Brooks’ war photos over in the Wikimedia Commons, in the National Library of Scotland, and in the Imperial War Museums.