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Photos from the Vietnam war

Discussion in 'Photography' started by mrp2049, May 9, 2010.

  1. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    Vietnam, 35 years later - The Big Picture - Boston.com

    saw this article on another board, but thought I'd share it here. Having seen most of these before, I am glad to see some of them in the public forum and also the lack of some of the staged photos from this period has made me happy.
     
  2. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Some hard hitting imagery there. I've always had an interest in war photography and am particularly
    drawn to Tim Pages' work( there are at least two in this collection). Highly recommended.

    Thanks for the link bud.
     
  3. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    No problem.

    I have read soooo many articles and interviews with Vietnam photographers, some of them were real hardcore people who got in the thick of it, almost got shot and all that, (examples in the link to anyone coming after) and then there are people who would go in days after the fighting had stopped and put a teddy by a childs corpse and bang, that is the one that ends up in the press because its more printable than someone having there brains blown out or the skin falling off after being napalmed.

    There was a famous one were there was a group of childrens corpses and the photographer put guns in the shot, and it resulted in uproar, crazy vietnamese kids, everyone is an enemy, blah blah!
     
  4. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Love the 'Drop the Dead Donkey' reference. Tim Page got shot in the head getting that magic shot....he survived but it messed him up for quite a while. Mind you his head was pickled most of the time anyways.
     
  5. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I haven't seen that, I will look it up.
     
  6. Ladybird

    Ladybird Junior Member

    Hard to look a them, thogh some of them are nice shots
     
  7. Tony

    Tony Member

    Wow, powerful stuff.

    I couldn't imagine going around with a camera in a war zone.
     
  8. Ladybird

    Ladybird Junior Member

    Well, there are fan of photos, some correspondents, wanting to make good photo or some of these pictures could be taken by the soldiers themselves. BTW, there i some video on this topic on youtube [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3VoyjUP8hg]YouTube - War Photographer - James Nachtwey[/ame]
     
  9. Wee Jimmy

    Wee Jimmy Senior Member

    Great photography but as soon as I saw the first picture I started singing CCR - Fortunate Son :D
     
  10. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Wow! seriously hard hitting
     
  11. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    PS Wee Jimmy.....you look like the guy off full tilt poker, ive always thought this so I thought id mention it :)
     
  12. Wee Jimmy

    Wee Jimmy Senior Member

    lol. If I had that amount of chips, id cash out and get out :D
     

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