David Douglas Duncan, 102, Who Photographed the Reality of War, Dies

Among the most influential photographers of the 20th century, he was also known for his extensive pictorial record of Pablo Picasso’s life.

Under the helmets, the faces are young and tormented, stubbled and dirty, taut with the strain of battle. They sob over dead friends. They stare exhausted into the fog and rain. They crouch in a muddy foxhole. This goddamn cigarette could be the last. There are no heroes in David Douglas Duncan’s images of war.

A War Photographer's 99-Year Journey

David Douglas Duncan, whom LIFE called “perhaps the best war photographer since Matthew Brady," is celebrated in a comprehensive new book

David Douglas Duncan, whom LIFE called “perhaps the best war photographer since Matthew Brady," is celebrated in a comprehensive new book

Perpignan Saturday: David Douglas Duncan, Brenda Ann Kenneally, and a heated photoj debate

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The final conference Saturday was probably the most interesting (and inflammatory) of the week. It focused on a photo that was made in South Africa by photographer Kim Ludbrook, who sent it to his agency, European Pressphoto Agency, which in turned pushed it to the wires. Jean-Francois Leroy explained that the photo had made it into one of the “year in pictures” slide shows for Visa before he found it and removed it. He reacted strongly against the image because of its content

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