“War is 95 percent boredom and 5 percent sheer terror, from a journalist’s point of view,” says David Hume Kennerly, who won a 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his feature photography of the Vietnam War. CJR sat down with Kennerly and three other esteemed photojournalists from that conflict, Art Greenspon, Robert Hodierne, and David Burnett, to ask what lessons we can take from Vietnam to cover today’s invisible killer and the absence of public suffering.
‘When the heart gets filtered up through the camera’: Vietnam War photographers on how to cover COVID better – Columbia Journalism Reviewhttps://www.cjr.org/special_report/vietnam-war-photographers-covid.php
Forgotten Images of the Vietnam War Made for the Americans Who Fought In It – The New York Times[contentcards url=”https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/lens/forgotten-images-vietnam-war.html”]
Vietnam War Photos That Made a Difference
Link: Vietnam War Photos That Made a Difference – NYTimes.com
Given the subject matter, that image, by Art Greenspon, might never have made it past the censors of World War II, which was nearly into its third year before Americans first saw photos of dead G.I.’s on a Pacific beach. Today, it is on the cover of “Vietnam: The Real War,” a new history of America’s military and political misadventure in Southeast Asia, built around nearly 300 photo images from the archives of The Associated Press.
‘The Best Photo From Vietnam’: One Photographer’s Defining Image of War
Link: ‘The Best Photo From Vietnam’: One Photographer’s Defining Image of War – LightBox
Like the soldiers he was photographing, Art Greenspon was in his 20s when he traveled to Vietnam to document the war. After five months in-country, Greenspon went on a two-day patrol with soldiers in the A Shau valley, just inside the Laotian border. There, after an ambush and subsequent firefight, Greenspon made a photograph that David Douglas Duncan, the famous TIME-LIFE war photographer, lauded as the “best picture yet of the Vietnam War.”