M.A.S.H IRAQ by Thomas Dworzak - Signed Book – Magnum Photos

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'If it weren't for the war, we'd all be having a great time.' - Taken from the series M*A*S*H, 1970.

First seen in the early 1970s at the height of anti-Vietnam feeling in America, the original series M*A*S*H followed a hapless US medical corps stationed out in the preceding Korean war. Here underlay a dark commentary throughout its comedy. As the US Military continue to fight onwards in Iraq, doctors, nurses and medics are working on the front lines to keep their casualties down. Magnum Photographer Thomas Dworzak was with them, embedded with the 44th Medcoms 50th and 1150th Medical Companies in Iraq over several periods in 2005.

Taking the lead from the satirical commentary first provided by the film and subsequent series of M*A*S*H, this book juxtaposes images from the series with Dworzak's own from his time with the medical companies he was stationed with out in Iraq.

From mess tents to surgical tables, the story of everyday life behind the scenes of these medical corps shows at times a pathos and comradeship alongside the expected blood and suffering. The accompanying stills and subtitled images from M*A*S*H bring Dworzak's photographs out of the realm of the purely photojournalistic, and instead poignantly provide a black humour for a disenchanted audience of the modern world, and a comment on the concept of photographers today working embedded and alongside the military.

Signed by Thomas Dworzak

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 96
  • Size: 8.3 x 11.7 inches
  • Publisher: Trolley Books
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • ISBN: 978-1-904563-60-0

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Available in a limited quantity in the Magnum Shop, this book has been signed by Thomas Dworzak. In this book, taken from the series M*A*S*H, Dworzak juxtaposes images from the original Vietnam War film with images of the Iraq War in 2005.


'If it weren't for the war, we'd all be having a great time.' - Taken from the series M*A*S*H, 1970.

First seen in the early 1970s at the height of anti-Vietnam feeling in America, the original series M*A*S*H followed a hapless US medical corps stationed out in the preceding Korean war. Here underlay a dark commentary throughout its comedy. As the US Military continue to fight onwards in Iraq, doctors, nurses and medics are working on the front lines to keep their casualties down. Magnum Photographer Thomas Dworzak was with them, embedded with the 44th Medcoms 50th and 1150th Medical Companies in Iraq over several periods in 2005.

Taking the lead from the satirical commentary first provided by the film and subsequent series of M*A*S*H, this book juxtaposes images from the series with Dworzak's own from his time with the medical companies he was stationed with out in Iraq.

From mess tents to surgical tables, the story of everyday life behind the scenes of these medical corps shows at times a pathos and comradeship alongside the expected blood and suffering. The accompanying stills and subtitled images from M*A*S*H bring Dworzak's photographs out of the realm of the purely photojournalistic, and instead poignantly provide a black humour for a disenchanted audience of the modern world, and a comment on the concept of photographers today working embedded and alongside the military.

Signed by Thomas Dworzak

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 96
  • Size: 8.3 x 11.7 inches
  • Publisher: Trolley Books
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • ISBN: 978-1-904563-60-0

The Magnum Shop usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email shop@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.