Tag Archives: Vietnam War

Veterans Day, 2017

Larry Burrows (1926-1971), Mutter Ridge, Nui Cay Tri, South Vietnam, October 1966 (27.1998) Larry Burrows (1926-1971), First-aid station. Mutter Ridge, Nui Cay Tri, October 1966 (1758.2005) (Life, October 28, 1966, p.38 ) Larry Burrows (1926-1971), “Having failed in their first … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisition: Donald Unrau’s “War Story”

Donald Unrau, “War Story,” 2014 (2016.10) Donald Unrau’s “War Story” is a portfolio comprised of twenty portraits of American Vietnam Veterans. Under each image is a handwritten text, written by the subject of the portrait. The texts were written before … Continue reading

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Propaganda

Propaganda can serve multiple means. It can help advance a progressive cause, it can challenge our own beliefs and assumptions or reinforce stereotypes. Photography is a very malleable tool, which, often combined with words, can serve such aims effectively. Barbara … Continue reading

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Operation Prairie

I’m no more courageous than anyone else. I just feel that photography is important. And I will do what is required to show what is happening. I have a sense of the ultimate—death. And sometimes I must say, “To hell … Continue reading

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May Day

John Filo, [Mary Ann Vecchio grieving over body of college student Jeffrey Glen Miller shot during an anti-war demonstration by National Guardsman at Kent State University, Ohio], May 4, 1970 In this image Mary Ann Vecchio kneels over Jeffrey Miller, … Continue reading

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Just War

Catherine Leroy, Corpsman in Anguish, 1967 Catherine Leroy, Corpsman in Anguish, 1967 Catherine Leroy, [American soldiers in battle, Vietnam], 1967 Catherine Leroy, [American soldiers in battle, Vietnam], 1967 Just war… Just peace…

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Robert Strange McNamara (1916-2009)

Weegee, Defense Secretary, Robert McNamara, ca. 1966 Larry Burrows (1926-1971), At First-Aid Center During Operation Prairie, 1966 Artists’ Poster Committee, And Babies?, 1969

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