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This exhibit deserves more exposure. How do pro-war activists
react to it?
Some of the pictures were really really difficult to look
at and that’s bad enough but I’m really glad that
they are being shown to the public. We need more angles on
a region of the world that is simply being ignored as evil.
Very moving and sad. One day U.S. will no longer be the winner
of every war and the truth will be exposed.
Heart-breaking. Honest. Thank you. Should be shown everywhere.
I found the picture to be both terrifying and at times, beautiful.
It is important to view world events from every angle possible.
Equally significant is the world’s responsibility to
be aware of the consequences of decisions. I am not saying
that I disagree with the United State’s policy toward
Iraq, but I do feel that it is necessary to understand the
repercussions of actions taken. Only through exposure to the
effects of nuclear weapons can we perhaps improve technology
or better yet, foreign relations in order that tragedies,
intended or completely accidental, may be prevented.
It was a great exhibit because it is about a little known
topic. I enjoyed the fact that the exhibit portrayed really
with trying to argue a political cause. Conclusions are left
for the observer to be made. EXCELLENT!
I did realize the gravity of health problems like leukemia
and other birth problems.
I am a person that learns via pictures. This info provided
will allow me to retain all the horrendous events that took
place since 1988 and now. Wonderful work.
I thought the display was a good expose. I really appreciated
that the photographer didn’t moralize. He just presented
his documents, explained the scene, and allowed the viewers
to absorb what is in front of them. As someone who has relatives
in Iraq, I only wish more people who aren’t directly
connected to Iraq, would realize what the situation is over
Very touching, very powerful pictures of these children and
living conditions. Quite an eye-opener for L.A.
Thank you so much for showing this with me/us!
It’s nice to see an exhibit like this in time like this.
It really opens people’s eyes. I’ve been pretty
pissed about the war but I never really give it much thought.
Many people don’t. We’re so removed from it. Seeing
pictures like these is a real eye-opener and makes the horrors
our country has (and still is) committed more real to me.
Thanks for this exhibit.
Thank you so much for the exhibit. It is so important for
people to see this. I am in owe and I am so grateful that
someone is showing us the truth. Please show this exhibit
everywhere it is possible. There is such a need for this awareness.
Very sweet capture of the innocent children or Iraq.
Take this to more places!
Very shocking, very informative, very timely and forever relevant!
The photographs were very moving and touched me. I almost
cried when I saw the side effects of the war and nuclear warfare.
I had no idea things were so bad. Living here in the US, we
tend to overlook what’s going on in the world because
we don’t think it affects us. This exhibit really opened
my eyes and makes me more aware of the suffering going on
in the world. Many of the victims are only innocent children;
they shouldn’t have to worry about such tings. It is
so sad. I wish the ward would end.
It was a very touching exhibit. It definitely makes everyone
wanna cry their hearts out and it also makes me wonder how
Bush would have felt if he had seen these pictures. I’m
pretty sure he doesn’t even care or how would he feel
if one of his daughters was diagnosed with leukemia due to
Very disturbing, it brought tears to my eyes (really). It
is sad but people need to see it.
I thought the photographs to be a real eye-opener to the kinds
of atrocities against the people of Iraq. I wish more of these
kinds of human images could be viewed by a larger audience.
Very informative. There should be more information available
to a variety of people.
I think that the pictures that you took for this exhibit are
incredible. They’re beautiful and also very informative
to me as a citizen of America. I had no idea that children’s
cases were so severe in Iraq and I believe that using pictures
to demonstrate what the U.S.’s weapons do to innocent
children is very powerful. Good work!
Each picture really demonstrated the effects of uranium/nuclear
pollution from the war. The emphasis on humanity, life, children
and family is especially powerful. The shocking images of
the deformed children especially change the viewer into a
realization. The captions were also really good in informing
what happened, who did it….
The images are very powerful. Unfortunately, the suffering
depicted in such images generates a sense of despair and impotence
in the observer. These are images of a past that has not left
our existence it carries on as a symbol at our inhumanity
and lack of respect for suffering.
War is horrible. This type of exhibit should be shown more
in many cities as possible. Great work. Hopefully, we can
have such exposure in Australia. Thanks again.
I think that as much as we all feel like we are informed and
politically aware and conscious were not! We don’t know
jack shit! I am an American but at the same time, I am a middle
eastern. I feel like America blindly does injustice to the
people of the Middle East (Sadly, I feel that they do this
knowingly). Watching Western media gives people the notion
the things are well in the world and America waged a war on
Iraq to “liberate” it. This is not true. I am
sick of my brothers and sisters being killed for oil. I am
aware that power belongs to the people. If only more people
realized this and mobilized, the faces in those pictures wouldn’t
look so sad!
This was very shocking but highly informative. It’s
hard to believe that such horrible things are going on in
this world yet we know nothing about them. The U.S. is so
isolated, and even today war is barely felt by our citizens.
However, somewhere out there our activities are negatively
affecting thousands of people.
This exhibit is very timely and much needed. War is so distant
and emotionally foreign for Americans, but nuclear waste and
cancer is not. Thank you for showing us the “leavings”
of war and reminding us that PEOPLE are killed and devastated
by these actions.
The exhibit shatters any arguments that a war can be waged
only against a tyrannical government – the real victims
are its citizens. I think the exhibit could have used some
color photos. B & W is good for art but it made seem too
dreamlike and from the past. And where are the dates? I otherwise
enjoyed it. Much thanks.
Good for you. Thank you for bringing this to us & UCLA.
Thank you. It is so necessary to have such events to make
ignorant students such as myself aware of what the remains
of war are. I congratulate you for your work and wish you
the best. Thank you.
It was very powerful to see these images. Thank you for sharing
them and it is a very timely exhibit. Continue your wonderful/needed
It was a highly informative display and found it powerful.
It’s horrifying, but what can someone like me do? How
can I help something that seems to be beyond knowledge and
understanding. How can I protest something I know so little
about? What are we to do? Hate America? Hate Bush?
I’m not really quite sure what to say. The pictures
and captions are quite moving and shocking. I heard about
the show on KP radio. Thank you for your efforts to advertise.
Dear Mr. Morizumi
Your pictures are very powerful – they portray beauty
and destruction with clarity and emotion. My favorite’s
are of the girl with the veil and the family who baked bread.
Their smiles and faces are very beautiful and sincere. I feel
as if I already know them. The pictures of the babies born
with deformities were so powerful and no baby should ever
look like that. We treasure children because of their innocence,
beauty and laughter. Your exhibition was made me aware that
many children can’t have the chance to experience life
as I have. I am part of the SGI organization and I am here
as a volunteer to sponsor your exhibit. It is very interesting
and enlightening when I see some of the people who have been
affected by your work. Please continue your valiant efforts
to humanize war.
Good Job. This is a wonderful way to challenge oppression
without resorting to more oppression, more violence. Education
free individuals and it frees society from its bounds.
Beautiful work/art. Please tell the world through your work
about the atrocities of the war. Thank you.
Aggression is one main components of human nature. Aren’t
we all spiritually disabled with they physical overshadowing
that spiritual, asking for forgiveness for our evils and mistakes.
This exhibit was as good as the Ansel Adams exhibit at LACMA.
The photographer allowed me to see into Iraq in a way all
the multimedia news coverage of the last decade has failed
to do. Thank you.
An extremely powerful exhibit! I would like to applaud Mr.
Morizumi for carrying out the work that is important and inspiring.
Thank you so much, for doing this. Thank you for showing us
these disturbing images that we will never get to see in the
media and that most of us try to avoid as hard as possible,
anyways. I cannot imagine the horror that we have inflicted
upon these people. Thank you, again, this was a powerful exhibit.
I don’t even know what to say. But thank you. I don’t
know what to do, but thank you. I had never known this was
A lot of these photos are hard to look at. Thank you for bringing
some reality to this UCLA campus. The most powerful images
to me are the ones showing smiles. The people seem to be genuinely
happy with what they have (outside of the leukemia ward).
It’s hard to imagine a life in Iraq without sanitations.
Thank you for this.
Very powerful exhibit. Thank you for showing people what the
US media refuses to and for opening people’s eyes to
the human costs of war.
Magnificent exhibit that humanize the victims of the Gulf
This war is disgusting. Thank you for showing evidence of
the next generation war.
Without viewing world events through the lens of cause and
effect, one becomes detached from suffering of others, especially
in a far-off land. Many Americans do not have desire or capacity
to witness such exhibitions as this without the means to regain
hope. It is the responsibility of journalists and photographers
to not only report the news accurately, but to go deeper into
the intricate causes in which we all have a part to play.
Those causes, when spelled out simply for common people, will
bring renewed hope and the desire to take actions necessary
to be “proactive” with nonviolent approaches to
radical change. It is a task best accepted widely when done
culturally, in a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, nonpolitical forum.
If this important task of reporting the deeper causes of world
events does not connect the common person, then naturally
a nationalistic culture will grow resulting in the semi-deaf/blind
trust in leaders vested with the expectations to “take
care of the problem” with militaristic solutions.
Disturbing now finding truth can be so shocking. The photos
show so much that can’t be put into words. I didn’t’
know about depleted uranium before, but now that I have caught
a glimpse at its effects on the nation and its children, I’m
appalled that a nation that considers itself so civilized
can do this to other human beings. Excellent exhibit.
The images are very powerful. This issue is not being addressed
and should be. Until this moment I was unaware of what was
taking place. I think many would be concerned about what is
Very shocking, but tells the story of war and children.
Very good job! Very thought provoking.
Thank you so much for bringing this exhibit to UCLA. I think
it has opened many eyes here. It is amazing how well you have
captured the effect that US imperialism has on the most innocent
of victims and children.
Thanks for showing the real face of war. I hope you could
present the latest pictures from Iraq, because it is too late
to talk about the first GULF WAR.
Please unveil the current suffering of Iraqi people as well
as the suffering of Afghani people who lost their lives in
the war of terror. Thanks.
Great informative photographs. A true artist. Never less,
I can’t help but see the photos as very anti war when
in actuality (I hope ) it should send a message of Anti Sadam.
These children are being exposed to toxic through the very
nuclear weapons that Saddam refuses to let go of. Also...
why are these children who are completely innocent dying ,
due to no fault of these own? One of the main arguments is
inadequate health care in hospitals due to lack of finances.
Make me question the government effectiveness of Sadam’s
tyranny in a land with immeasurable potential oil profit.
Where is this $ going?
Effective photography. Captured faces and effects of war.
How can more people find out about DU? The government says
that these low levels of radiation are not harmful. I had
swallowed that line until now. They are very obviously lying.
There was many shocking photographs. I think this exhibit
was useful because it helped open my eyes to the realities
Great effective photographs.
Amazing photographs with shocking and saddening images.
STOP THE WAR IN IRAQ!!!!
I wish the people could suffer the same pain, then the government
or people would know about it. WHERE/ WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN
RIGHTS NOW. USA NO USE OF UN ANYMORE. and if it was USA suffering
the UN or all the rights come up.
Shame on you.
Excellent timely exhibit.
I found this to be very interesting and educational. I never
knew about DEPLETED URANIUM and its radiation effects. The
photographs were very emotional and amazing.
Send these pictures to the WHITE HOUSE!!!! and then maybe
This was a real eye- opener. More people need to be informed
about what really goes on.
These are images not published in the media here. I found
them very eye opening, seeing those who have first hand suffered
from such terrible military weapon. A lot of the children
could have been the future of Iraq, but now they are in poverty,
or dead. I think you should try to publicize these pictures
on a more massive scale. Images say more then words.
I wish I had more time to look at the pictures and to read
all the captions. I will be coming back to look again. I thought
the pictures of the children were beautiful, especially the
boy in the tomato fields. I had no idea so many children were
suffering because of DEPLETED URANIUM.
The pictures were very disturbing. They informed me of what
has happened and continue to happen in the gulf, so that I
can see for myself exactly what is the truth. There are many
misconceptions and false statement made by politicians. I
only know what I hear but now I feel I know more.
Thank you for the exhibit. It was very disturbing yet beautiful.
Funny how there are so many smiles, really shows that pictures
do not tell everything.
So many of the pictures were so graphic. I really did not
know what the stuff could do to you. I thought the picture
comp was great and that it should be shown in other places.
Made me think more.
I have never really seen first hand the effects of war on
generation after ( post war ). It moved me greatly. I am left
kind of in shock, and I am thinking about what havoc this
war is going to leave when US troops leave.
It is a nice exhibition.
Informative. Hope that things get better now that the war
Shocking. Very uncomfortable to think that occurrences and
tragedies like this are taking place while we here in the
US know nothing about it. Shows how uninformed many are.
This exhibit opens your eyes. Some of it is quite shocking
but informative. These are great pictures that make people
aware of what is out there and how people less fortunate than
This is the first time that I learn about Depleted Uranium.
It is really heartbreaking.
I am hearing this term more and more. However I have not grasped
how Depleted Uranium continues to harm and how severely it
does this until now. This exhibit reminds me of going to the
Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki. Sometimes it really does take
pictures to show the devastating effects words cannot express.
This exhibit was very powerful. Thank you very much.
Very excellent exhibit. Good quality photos, that show the
reality of war. Especially in this time, an exhibit like this
is needed to show people what the Iraqi people are facing
and how they live. It was very informative and very moving.
Your pictures are really amazing and the stories involved
are even more so.
Please continue to inform others of the atrocities of war
through your talent.
This was the most touching galley I have ever seen. I did
not walk in expecting to cry for every child in the pictures.
It is just feel so wrong to know that I am here living my
life without worries while there're millions of people around
the world suffering. It is hard to see them and not understand
why I am not the one in the picture.
Thank you Morizumi-san. Thank you for sharing the lives of
our brothers and sisters who have been effected by man creation.
A question came to my mind: Is there truly a god? There must
be for my heart long for the deliverance of these my brethren.
I ask why do I live so comfortably? Then the reply comes,
This is not your life alone; this life belongs to them, those
in the pictures. Thank you for opening my heart. May we truly
die that others may live? Thank you Mr. Morizumi.
It hurts to know that there are many things which the general
public does not know. If only people knew them they would
see things differently.
I found the exhibit to be very powerful and informative. It
really humanizes the “other” side of the war.
It shows how “liberated” people are going to be
after sanctions and continued bombing. Thank you for inspiring
people. I am a pre-med student, and we are sometimes unaware
of the effects of war all around the war.
I felt that the exhibit was extremely important. It confirmed
my fears about Depleted Uranium.
A very powerful and emotive exhibit. Although the pictures
were few, they were enough to give a strong impact. It is
so easy to remain unaware and blind to the atrocities that
take place in our world for absolutely unjustifiable reasons.
Politic is never a good enough reason to cause so many innocent
people infinite pain and anguish. I am very glad that the
school is not afraid to expose truth about misguided foreign
policies and their evil ramifications. We really all need
to pray daily and work towards peace on earth and good will
I knew about Depleted Uranium, but I did not know the effects
to the human body. I do not stand on either side (pro/con)
about this war, but both sides of people must know about the
fact which is the aftermath of previous war. Any justice,
freedom, peace etc. is meaningless without the truth that
is going on.
I THINK THIS EXHIBIT IS SO CRUCIAL! I HOPE MANY PEOPLE CAN
SEE IT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Beautiful exhibit! I am so touched, especially by the picture
of the woman holding the hand of her child bleeding to death.
These photos are incredibly provocative and I look forward
to seeing more! It is so important to see the side of the
Very compelling and emotionally moving photographs. Thank
you for sharing!
Very good pictures. Horrifying reality.
Many of the pictures gave a sad but real truth of what has
been going on as well as what is going on. This exhibit is
an effective way of educating the community.
I didn’t know about how many children & people were
affected by leukemia. It is very sad & I hope something
can be able to give them much needed Medication & treatment.
Thank you for making me now aware of the problem.
It was very shocking and upsetting to see what Depleted Uranium
has caused in the youth. The pictures captured so much pain
Incredibly powerful exhibit! Very important for all to see
the personal side of the devastating effects of war. Children
are the real victims as the photographer shows us. This is
a very important exhibit. Photos show us the truth. Please
keep taking pictures of the beautiful children who need to
I think your pictures are striking and I hope more people
have a chance to see what you have put on display. Most importantly
this display shows the extent of collating damage & makes
it more difficult to dismiss the U.S.’s military strikes.
Very powerful images that tell a side of the story that we
rarely have about in the U.S. Thank you for providing this
exhibit. The full story needs to be told.
I had no idea what depleted uranium was before.
The exhibit was very informative and was a good reminder about
the effects of war. I personally have a passion for children
and seeing their faces in the pictures spoke to my heart.
I think it is important for such exhibits to appear on campuses
but also for the general public as well. Morizumi beautifully
captures the images of reality and the consequences of our
War is inexcusable way to solve the problem. All I can say
is that human beings are so greedy that some people do not
care about other lives. WAR has to be eliminated!!!
This exhibit was extremely powerful. Seeing the pictures of
these poor innocent child forever scared by the mindless violence
of my government takes me to a place beyond sadness and anger.
Above all it confirms my beliefs about the inhumanity of war
and my need to bring social change to this world however I
can. Thank you for your message. Thank you for not letting
us stay blind to the terrorism we conduct. Ignorance is deadly.
These were really shocking and moving. I had known that tragedies
had been implemented upon during the Gulf War, but you tend
to hear statistics rather than see the faces. Thank you for
having this exhibit.
I like the exhibition. I think people must to know which are
the unsecured of a war. In few years those will be the possible
another thrive in Iraq. Very nice photography.
This exhibition horrified me and awoke my realization of the
atrocities against civilians in Kuwait. Such images are usually
censored on television, but I believe the public can’t
be lied to about what is actually occurring.
Very disturbing and sad images.
Was this exhibit incurring terrible feelings of the war?
I think this exhibit needs to travel across the country and
end up on the White House front lawn, so that Bush Jr. has
to go to sleep every night with these images in his mind.
Thanks so much for your bravery; it must not have been easy
to photograph such atrocities.
I was incredibly moved by this exhibit…the images are
disturbing and chill you to the bone. The people are so beautiful.
It’s easy to get caught up in this little microcosm
we live in called Los Angeles—thank you for opening
our eyes. I wish there was something I could do. The story
about Safaa and her veil especially touched me. There is such
a purity and innocence in all children ever when we knew they
will not survive long… I love that everything was in
black and white as well. And the photo with the girl starring
at the camera with an old man’s hands on her shoulders
was wonderful. Keep photography and spreading love. Peace.
Very interesting photographs. Sad.
Knowing facts and seeing truths are two different things.
Great exhibit! I’m glad I came.
These photographs were among the most powerful and moving
photos I’ve ever seen. They affected me deeply. Please
continue to document what is happening in Iraq so that it
can be stopped.
I found your exhibit to be extremely moving, informative,
and insightful. I’m always trying to learn more about
Iraq and its past and current situations and this was truly
“a one-of-a-kind” treat. Your photos were very
moving and gave me a chance to experience how many of the
beautiful people of Iraq live.
It was very hurtful! Thanks for the awareness.
I found the exhibit every informative and pictures of the
children touched me dearly. I’m going to do my own researches
on the subject and spread the “depleted uranium”
issue on to my friends. I commend you for taking action in
I think this exhibit is a powerful reminder of the multiple
effects of war that people (Americans) have the luxury of
remaining uninformed and “believable” (irresponsible)
for. Ignorance is bliss but someone else’s harsh reality.
People need to be aware of the effects of our actions.
I felt really sad about the consequences of any war. We don’t
get to see realities like these in our backyards (U.S.). This
motivates me to step-out of my comfort zone and do something
direct with marginalized population.
It was really impressive, I didn’t know about it. I
feel so sad…
Very informative excellent exhibit. We need more of this sort
of thing at UCLA.
I hardly kept my tears not down when saw the pictures. We’re
not informed the real story of people. Thank you for your
effort to disseminate the agony of suffering people. May god
praise your efforts. Thanks.
This a great exhibit — very shocking but extremely important
to see. More people need to be informed and aware.
The blown up baby was scary. I am praying. What else can we
Please invite President Bush and his National Security Advisors
to witness the distraction of a people! These photos should
be shown around the world.
Very well done exhibit. I hope many people who are “pro-war”
take the time to look at this exhibit.
Very touching, I did not expect to be so moved. You look at
the newspaper these days and see damage to the cities and
to the palaces, but not to the children and their families,
innocent civilians. This exhibit captured the essence of brutality
and humankind at its worst.
The photographs showed the realistic side of war thus remind
us of the war in Iraq right now. It is so miserable that I
can really feel it right now.
American media never publicizes the use of these DU bombs.
This exhibition is helpful in bring up this to people’s
attention and more showed be done on this horrible issue.
I know the now political character is effective, but I wasn’t
sure until the last few shots whether the presence of depleted
uranium was the responsibility of the U.S. or other forces
in the Gulf War. (Because I walked around the wrong way! Wow.)
Some or actually always power plays a big role in the world
of politics. Big and strong country like the U.S.A. can and
would use any chemical they want, but they don’t care
what the damage that they may cause. Anyway people and countries
that use such chemicals, I don’t care what they are,
they should be punished. Anyway, keep the good work and I
hope to see more of your work in the future. Thank you.
I can’t thank you enough of what a great art you’ve
done. It’s more than art; it speaks the truth and hit
your heart. As a Middle Eastern girl who grew up in a 8 year
war, I really appreciate your work.
“What can I do for you?” This exhibit showed the
effects of nuclear war and it made me think what good can
come out of war. Thank you.
I found this exhibit extremely informative and touching I
did not know a lot about the Gulf war and to learn of the
usage of a chemical so deadly is appalling. It hurts to know
that our country has known that our country has caused so
much pain to others. I thank the photographer for the information
provided and for making me realize that I need to be more
aware of such things.
· Powerful, disturbing, immensely sad
· Reminds us of the real suffering horrors of war -
the real cost in lives, damaged lives.
I never knew the consequences that occurred after the Gulf
War. Over here in America, we are blinded by the victory and
we ignore the aftermath. It’s good to see that some
people actually reach out and actually see the horrors that
comes after a war.
You are making the assumption that depleted uranium is the
cause of all illnesses and birth defects in these children.
You need more scientific evidence to make this claim and state
it as a fact. Cancer deaths are tragic but so is death from
starvation death from preventable communicable diseases, death
from lack of prenatal care, beatings, torture, are all other
politically instilled evils perpetrated by the leadership
in these countries. How many thousands have died as a direct
result of these evils? While the people starve, and beg for
even the most, primary medical care, Saddam and his cronies
bask in the finest extravagances that money can buy. Your
depiction has some truth, but not the whole truth. Your bias
is grossly apparent to thinking individuals.
Powerful! A great way to make the PT. I commend you for your
· Good exhibit, very insightful.
· Pictures were disturbing, but taught me a lot about
the children of the Gulf War.
I find such exhibitions not only great and informative but
necessary. This is the best way to make people see the other
side. To make them see that under no circumstances should
one country act violently towards another. There’s always
another way. This exhibition is very emotionally charged.
I don’t see how anyone can walk out of here and not
think about what’s happening in the world and hopefully
act on it. Beautiful pictures!!!
It is unfortunate that the U.S. media only shows the glorification
of war. It is a tragedy that those real people with real problems
that has arisen from the Gulf War are ignored. The American
people are uniformed. What can I do to help?
I had no idea that this was going on. I’m at such a
lost… I don’t know what to say, except that children
don’t desire this. I look at the pictures and I see
such beauty in these children but the misery that they have
to suffer makes me want to cry, and let them know that I see
all of this and I’m sorry that they don’t deserve
Good exhibition; some pictures really hit hard. Worst part
is that these people didn’t have a choice. The only
option they have is to deal with it.
This exhibit is truly remarkable. You did a great job showing
people about the disasters left behind by uranium. I really
appreciate your exhibit and wish you well in the future with
I was in complete shock looking at the photographs and it
just brought a lot of sadness and anger to me. Many people
don’t think about the aftermath of war and this is what
happened especially with deadly chemicals like uranium. There
should be more exhibits like this to inform and educate people
about the damages of war!
Depleted uranium in war affects too many civilians, which
defeats any purpose of war. I was shocked by the children
affected by the U.S. government and war in general with uranium
I was touched and horrified at the pictures shown of the effects
of DU. I never knew these weapons existed and commend the
photographer for taking those pictures and bring to light
these issues and our ignorance of war.
The exhibit was truly powerful. I do not have much information
on the Gulf War, but the exhibit has shown me the consequences
of war. Even though, the U.S. does not feel the affect of
war, others do. Unfortunately, we do not acknowledge the consequences
of war, but saw war as the only answer to problems. Let’s
hope that the current war in Iraq will not produce the consequences
that are exhibited here in these photographs. Thank you for
This exhibit artistically illustrates the presence of nuclear
arms in Iraq and the Spartan attitude of the world toward
Iraqi people. Not to make this a class-style-essay, but your
art complements the difficult issues at stake in this war.
This is a great job indeed. I was moved by the pictures, reminding
me how pictures/photos spark a thousand times better than
words. I hope you will be able to cover the devastations of
the recent war as well and I hope I will get to see it. Thank
you very much.
This is a very powerful and informative exhibit. These pictures
truly “speak thousands of wards”. It would be
amazing if Mr. Morizumi could come here and speak about his
experiences. Thank you.
These pictures are heartrending, but they need to be seen.
We as a society need to see these images to further understand
the evils of war as this county continues to pillage and rape
Iraq. This is a very powerful exhibit. Sadly, it is also a
deep insight into what the repercussions of our current attack
on Iraq will be. Exhibit beautifully captured the Children
I think the weapons of war are horrible. DU needs to be more
broadly broadcasted to inform the general public that the
effects and deaths of war do not end when troops pull out.
It is a very admirable and honorable accomplishment that this
exhibit as trying to communicate to the public. It makes me
very angry to see the thoughtlessness of the U.S. and Britain
to leave Iraq in such a state.
I’ll never understand war. America is not saving the
world but messing around. War won’t save anyone’s
Very moving. Brings tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat.
This exhibit should be shown to every person who supports
the war with Iraq.
The pictures were intense and let me see a side of the Gulf
War that no one shows or talks about. As harrowing as the
images were, it was refreshing to see.
Very powerful, moving and informative.
I think there needs to be more exhibitions like this, to inform
people of the devastating effects of war. I hope Mr. Morizumi
continues to photograph horrors like this, and I applaud him
for his courageous and revolutionary efforts to portray the
undeniable truth of war.
Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention! Your
photographs are beautiful, touching and sad. I had no idea
that this was occurring! Many are against the war because
of personal or ideological reasons, but now you have given
a voice to a more crucial reason. Our government seeing to
imply that we will just pump money into these countries after
war and everything will return to normal, but they fail to
admit that same damage is unfixable and permanent! Thank you
again for your exhibit, I hope when people see it they will
realize the human side to war! Thank you!
The other side is never shown to Americans, and often is hidden.
The truth is masked, therefore it makes our government liars,
criminals, and sinners. These pictures should be revealed
for all to see making the horrors of war a realization to
those who support such heinous acts.
The pictures show reality. I believe that more people should
be exposed to these pictures. It was good. I opened my mind
to a different perspective to pain that I do not know of.
The exhibit was amazing and extremely informative. I was deeply
moved by the exhibit. Thank you so much.
Very informative and moving. Showing children makes quite
an impact. One could only imagine if this is what happened
after the Gulf War, what is going on right now in Iraq. Thank
you for this eye-opening exhibit.
I didn’t necessarily feel like this exhibit was an informative
one but rather an educational one. Many of the depictions
were things that I had heard or read about. Having these visual
aids left impressions in my mind. Mr. Morizumi seems to be
a very able and talented photographer. His images are captivating
and beautiful no matter how disturbing. Thank you.
I never knew about these issues and know so affected children
were. A very startling experience.
Very nice, should have more advertisement in the campus and
the LA county.
Very graphic… to say the least. Gave me a lot of insight…
Will stay with me for awhile.
No more war! This is a great documentary photo exhibit. We
need to know what happened in Iraq through many different
sources. Photography strongly shows people the tragedy of
war. Thank you for teaching.
They were very good pictures. I hoped that there could have
been more. A lot of people don’t have an opportunity
to view these pictures, so they should see as many as they
could. I hope there are more exhibitions like this one that
show the suffering people throughout the world.
Touch work is very important in informing Americans about
these atrocities, especially as they affect children. I hope
they will bring change.
I truly hope these photos awake or provoke some morale tissues
in people who think this is a just war. I am so angry at what
the U.S. is doing and continues to do and the people who support
this as patriots. Let’s join together to stop the insanity.
I was unaware that the U.S. employed the use of DU in the
Gulf War. I am still a skeptic, because I understood the use
of DU was against Geneva Conventions. Nevertheless, the images
are powerful and show that the world needs to take part in
Thank you for putting this exhibition together. A picture
remains the best means to get us back to the reality and hits
us with the time meaning of suffering and pain. It is very
important to have more ---- exhibitions on a campus a UCLA.
The photography was shocking and upsetting, though artistically
beautiful. I intend to tell friends about the exhibit.
Questions, which arouse: Does our “Democratic”
system of government truly allow detractors to our nation’s
military attack of Iraq? Have any impact on stopping atrocities
Not only are the pictures great, but also I think it’s
a great way to inform the public about what really goes on
in the world. Most people in the U.S. think war is just a
game. This is a great way to show the truth through art.
The photos taken are absolutely brilliant. Although the matter
at hand is saddening. The photos capture the moods of the
Iraqi people beautifully. After coming to this exhibit, I
plan to find out more information about DU. Please send me
any information you may have.
It’s very disturbing to see what these children are
going through when none of what’s going on in the world
has to do with them.
Thank you for setting up and informing individuals.
I think that the struggle and the implications of war become
much more impacting when a face is put to them.
I am so glad you have this exhibit up right now. It really
shows that this invasion of Iraq that we supposedly “won”
in three weeks (according to Rumsfield et al) really has been
a war ongoing since the first Gulf War. It enrages me to see
suffering such as this perpetuated by the U.S. government,
but I’m glad there are photographers such as Mr. Morizumi
telling the story. Thank you!
I had heard about how Iraqi people have suffered from cancer
after Desert Strom, but I was not sure why or how exactly.
This exhibit helped to answer that. Putting faces to the people
we hear about inspires me to learn more about the Iraqi people
and what’s going on. Thank you.
Thank you! Very timely. Please continue. We also need to see
what the recent war has done. I’ll spread the word.
The realness of this exhibit brought tears to my eyes. It
is simply unfathomable that the people’s suffering,
starvation and death can be ignored at the hands of the world.
The corporate greed that drives the U.S. government disgusts
me. When people become nothing more than “collateral
damage” who are deprived of food and medicine due to
the economic interests of the upper crust. I am very glad
that there is an exhibit like this that can show the reality
behind what is happening. It was very powerful. Thank you!
Horrible pictures. Very touching. However, as far as I know,
the photographer has been terribly misled by the Iraqis.
Thank you so much. This was an incredibly informative and
poignant exhibit. It is one thing to imagine Iraq at this
time, but I think this exhibit really helped get more of a
feel for what these people are going though. I only wish that
everyone could come to see this exhibit so that they can be
informed and touched by these photos.
Very moving. I think you did a respectable, touching, Honest
and informative documentation of the ravages if war brought
on by US.
Learned a lot about the awful effect of the bombs especially
related to depleted uranium.
No comment, the exhibition speaks for itself. Thanks!
Really beautiful, telling photography. I had read about the
the depleted uranium weapons before in the “leftist”
press, but to see its effects in photos really brings home
the truth content of those climes. Thank you for taking the
photos (documenting the problem) and for sharing.
This was amazing – very touching! Thanks for the reality
check. Please, show to as many people as you can.
Very informative. Also very sad. It’s extremely important
that people expose such information to the public. I greatly
admire your efforts and best of luck to you. Thanks for the
Great exhibit. There must be more like this to educate an
Very moving. Show these pictures on CNN, FOX news, NBC , etc.
I am organizing a website and petition that seeks to educate
the public about the danger/horror of depleted uranium. It
might be useful (for my purposes) if someone were to contact
me. These photos might be useful on the website.
Thank you for putting a face of war.
Breathtaking, humanizing, incredible. This is something we
must all see - the other side, the truth. As painful as it
is, we must be exposed. My passion against such acts of war
(as we live in now) has greatly increased. Thank you for your
Thank you for this informative exhibit and for reminding the
world about the many casualties of war.
Show this widely. Everyone should know and understand.
Excellent and devastating depiction of the aftermath of the
gulf war. Excellent photography. Very moving. Thank you for
coming to UCLA.
Please bigger exhibits! And all over the US. We are the one
nation that appears to be ignorant of the effects of the 1st
gulf war. Take it to as many cities and states as you can.
It was wonderful. I applaud your efforts and I hope that you
continue to inform people.
The photos are so real and good at humanizing the real victims
of this nation’s unjust acts against humanity in their
imperialistic quest for people’s “liberation”.
I love the images captured, and with the captions under them.
You really get a good understanding of the effects that war
Great exhibit, really penetrates the heart.
Just makes me angry. Allah will prevail.
The photos are too powerful to put into words! The photos
of the on going war will not be any different. Nothing has
changed. Nothing will change!
I really thought that this exhibit presented yet another devastating
side to war.
And to find this is being used in Baghdad, A city of 5 million,
today shows where the weapons of mass destruction lie.
I’ve learned about the effects of depleted uranium.
But never seen such heart-wrekching images. It makes me even
more convinced that this current war is wrong.
I found the title really revealing of the truth behind uranium
Thank you so much for showing these photos.
It is a great exhibit. Thanks for showing it.
The pictures are touching. Even more disturbing and emotion-filled
than the stories of the injured and deformed children is the
pain their parents must feel, knowing that they can do nothing.
The parent’s faces betray a sense of utter fear and
desperation. I very much enjoyed the exhibit and hopes it
will be viewed by many others, so that it may have a positive
political effect-even perhaps to change our conception of
war entirely. Thank you.
Poignant… This is really important for people to see.
Definitely a poignant reminder that just because the media
finds no use for these images to serve its agendas. It certainly
does not mean these issues have disappeared.
Thank you for reminding us not to forget.
I have been working with many organizations to help the something
on the innocent Iraqi civilians and these photographs just
put a clear, disturbing picture to my head. The civilization
living in this constant agony and pain warns me about the
destructive nature of human.
Pictures literally say so much more than what they portray.
In this time of war and devastation, more of this info must
be spread out. I thank you for your efforts in showing what
imperialistic B.S. the U.S. is causing throughout the world.
It is very powerful. Thank you for bringing it UCLA.
It is very sad to see the effects of war on all these innocent
children. They didn’t ask for this nor deserve the pain
and suffering that this has caused.
This is the same effect that our U.S. people faced in Bikini
Operation Plowshare, Nevada 1960s Functions and Spokane.
I wish there’s no more radiant materials abuse, especially
in war. No more radiant war head!!
Affected U.S. troops too. What about present Iraq war? War
This exhibit is very important in making clear to people unable
to understand the nature of war and the lies of the U.S. government.
It shows that the people affected most by war are women and
children. Very touching and informative.
Excellent- more people need to see these images.
Please continue to exhibit these photos. They feel the truth
that we need to face.
Thank you for curating this phenomenal exhibit! These images
call attention to the damage that the U.S. has contributed
to and still continue to – and I hope that these photographs
inspire people to protest against this persisting inhumanity
that the Bush administration has imposed on the Iraqis. It
has affected me profoundly and I hope that I can do something
significant that will put a stop to this war and our government
that has gone out of hand. Please contact me.
Perhaps one day the smile of Safaa can be seen everywhere.
I wait for such a day.
This is a very depressing subject! You did a great job. Thank
you very much for this. Unfortunately, those who need to see
these pictures have lost their sensitivity very early during
their war. They can not understand people’s suffering.
Americans are incredibly uninformed and ignorant about the
rest of the world. This exhibit is very important effort to
inform them. But I do not know if they can understand…
Thank you very much.
Because of the way the mainstream media covers the war, we
don’t get a sense of how the people in Iraq are suffering.
This exhibit shows their side. It tells the story from the
point of view of the Iraqi people. Many of these pictures
were difficult to look at, but I strongly believe it is necessary.
This is a very powerful exhibit that hits @ the emotion of
everyone. Someone should photograph the faces of people looking
@ this exhibit - a woman was crying. It gets to me - I think
to everyone because in the end we all want the same thing
– for the world to not have suffering.
The exhibit was very informative and made me more aware of
what's going on in other parts of the world.
The pictures gave me another view of the world and showed
me how little I know.
Thank you for exhibiting these pictures. As painful as it
was to look at some, I think Its very important that people
see them. Many don't know about the lasting effects the last
war left. Much less they are aware of the effects this war
will leave. These pictures add a human face to what happens
when we go in to "liberate" ordinary, everyday people.
As I'm writing this I can't help but to think that any one
of those kids could be something great, accomplish something
great and we may never know. Thank you for these pictures.
Powerful images - I wish more people could see this.
P.S. send me info about other displays of this exhibit in
the community. Good job
I'd studied about uranium, radioactive effects on people,
specifically in Japan. Sadako and the thousand paper cranes
was a great book for junior high school kids. Public awareness
is definitely an issue that should be raised. I feel too many
people at UCLA (and elsewhere) are ignorant of the effects
on victims of war. Keep up the good, great work and noble
This exhibit furthers my belief that war is hell. The Bushes
are sinful. I am ashamed of both.
Thank you for giving some voice to those who cannot speak
out for themselves. Awareness is the beginning to stopping
oppression and justice around the world so all children and
people can receive their basic human rights. And god is the
best of planners.
This exhibit is great!!! Everyone needs to see this. I had
heard about the depleted uranium before had not known the
effects of it. I am so glad that this exhibit has come to
UCLA. Thank you
The graphic nature of the photos, while upsetting, is really
essential for viewers to understand the reality of people’s
lives in Iraq, a reality which can only worsen with the most
recent attacks by the US troops in Iraq.
Thanks to the photographer for sharing your work! Hopefully
they will help to create changes in US policies on depleted
uranium (and its willingness to bomb civilians)
I wonder if the situation is going to improve and if the US
government is going to repair the damage (sending medicine
Shocking heart - rending photos. My breathing became shallow,
air imprisoned in my chest. Dry mouth.
It's stunning to realize the long term effects the use of
depleted uranium has on a population, It's also amazing the
energy the western press has gone thru to suppress this information.
Thanks to exhibits such as this, perhaps the atrocities planned
and executed by the United States government will be compiled
into a format the American layperson (ignorant middle America)
can no longer ignore. I hope history will hold the US accountable
for the inexcusable acts of colonization and domination it
has spread across the globe.
It's fascinating to see how eager many are to expose their
terrible discomfort. These images capture more than the effects
of war and the retaliation it spreads, to me it captures the
element of their suffering and loss of life before it can
ever mature. Losing children must be the most demoralizing
effect of war. Having seen these pictures, I am also demoralized
in one way or another. My only hope is that these people can
be liberated from their suffering and may one day benefit
from our technology after having suffered from it for so long.
I believe a picture is worth a thousand words. The photos
were incredible. I like that you give life (a human face)
to each. I would love to see more.
It's a very useful and informing exhibit.
I admire that you use your gift and skills with photography
to draw attention to this problem. I think an image can be
more striking than the longest lecture. Thank you for showing
me the humanity even in you most tragic picture.
Thank you for your quite impressive work. This exhibition
gives some information about the real tragedy that takes place
now in Iraq.
I think that the actions of this country through the pictures
shown are totally appalling.
The exhibit really touched me to the realities in Iraq that
the conditions have continued in Iraq and extended around
I feel sorry about these people. I haven't seen these kinds
of pictures before. It was very helpful to me to understand
the situation. I pray their sufferings will be over soon.
It's horrible what the US does. It's also horrible at the
ignorance of common Americans.
Excellent. The pictures are of the best quality. The themes
are pertinent, important, and all aspects of the destruction
are mentioned. The captions are well written and to the point.
Congratulations for the good work!
I truly commend the photographer on his work. I appreciate
his attempt in trying to get the message out there.
This is a very powerful exhibit, especially at a time when
the U S is again at war and bombing the exact same place where
these tragedies occurred. I only wish that more people could
see this, because it makes you hate our government. We as
citizens really have no idea what the military is doing over
there. We only see and hear what the media is allowed to tell
us. We would be appalled if this ever happened to anyone in
our country, let alone an entire generation of babies born
to exposed mothers! Yet, because they are of a poorer country,
we claim to be "helping them" despite these horrendous
acts. It disgusts me, but thank you for bringing it here,
to the attention of all of us at UCLA. Perhaps with more things
like this exposed to the public, we will begin to realize
the horrors of war and put a stop to it.
This exhibit was excellent and brought me to tears. The photographs
are incredibly moving and anyone who supports the war should
definitely look at these and think about the repercussions
especially the effects on innocent children. America fears
attacks and biological warfare on US turf, but look at what
we have caused!! It is atrocious. And Baghdad and Basara,
I mean, we are there now it is ridiculous.
Thank you for the enlightening work.
Thank you for taking these pictures, and allowing us to see
the realities of life in Iraq. I don't think I’ll ever
forget the faces of some of these children.
Awesome heart felt pictures! Thanks for giving us a visual
to the horror.