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Photographer Huynh Thanh My,

pinned down with a Vietnamese battalion

in a Mekong Delta rice paddy on 13 October 1965,

about a month before he was killed

while covering combat.

 

His younger brother, Nick Ut,

later came to work for the AP as a photographer

 

Photograph: AP

 

Vietnam: The Real War – in pictures

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Wednesday 22 April 2015        11.13 BST

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/apr/22/vietnam-
the-real-war-a-photographic-history-by-the-associated-press-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam    Boston Globe    March 25, 2013

 

 

 

An unidentified soldier pauses for a cigarette.

 

Name, date, and location unknown

 

Boston Globe > Big Picture

A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam        March 25, 2013

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/03/a_soldiers_eye_rediscovered_pi.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Haughey

was drafted

into the US Army

in October of 1967.

 

He was 24,

and had been

in college in Michigan

before running out of money

and quitting school to work

in a sheet metal factory.

 

The draft notice meant

that he was to serve

a tour of duty in Vietnam,

designated a rifleman,

the basic field position

in the Army.

 

After 63 days

in Vietnam,

he was made

a photographer,

shooting photographs

for the Army

and US newspapers,

with these instructions

from the Colonel:

 

“You are not

a combat photographer.

This is a morale operation.

If I see pictures

of my guys in papers,

doing their jobs with honor,

then you can do what you like

in Vietnam.”

 

He shot

nearly 2,000 images

between March 1968

and May 1969

before taking

the negatives home.

 

And there they sat,

out of sight,

but not out of mind,

for 45 years,

until a chance meeting

brought them

out of dormancy

and into a digital scanner.

 

At first,

it was very difficult

for Haughey

to view the images

and talk about them,

especially

not knowing the fates

of many of the subjects

of his photos.

 

When the digitization

hit 1,700 negative scans,

Haughey put them

on a slideshow

and viewed them

all at once,

and didn’t sleep

for three days after.

 

He’s slowly

getting better

at dealing with

the emotional impact

of seeing the images

for the first time

in decades.

 

A team of volunteers

has worked

with Haughey

to plan a 28-image show

 titled A Weather Walked In,

which opens April 5th

in the ADX art gallery

in Portland, Oregon.

 

The difficulty

of keeping notes

in a war zone

along with the passage

of decades

has faded the details

behind many of the images,

and the captions

reflect this fact,

with many shots

of unknown people

in forgotten locations

at unspecified times.

 

It is hoped

that publication

of the pictures

can yield

more information.

 

More images

from the collection

will be released

as the project progresses.

 

You can follow the progress

on https://www.facebook.com/chieuhoiphoto

and http://chieu-hoi.tumblr.com/about

 

Thanks to Chieu Hoi

project volunteer

Kris Regentin

for preparing much

of this introduction

and the accompanying

captions.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/03/a_soldiers_eye_rediscovered_pi.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsweek’s legendary Saigon bureau chief

Francois Sully (1927-1971)

 

 

The United States

began its involvement

in Vietnam

in the mid-1950s,

and almost immediately

the government’s

sketchy nomenclature

underscored

the ill-defined

nature of the war

that was never

officially a war.

 

U.S. personnel

were “advisers”

to the South Vietnamese.

 

This fiction

was maintained

throughout the early ’60s,

even as the number

of U.S. troops

escalated every year

—11,300 in 1962,

16,300 in 1963,

23,300 in 1964.

 

U.S. combat units,

composed entirely

of American troops,

did not officially

appear until 1965,

the year

these photographs

were shot

—most of them

by Newsweek’s

legendary

Saigon bureau chief

Francois Sully

and never seen

until now.

 

By this time,

there were 184,300

American troops

stationed in Vietnam,

and the U.S. government’s

motives and policies

were being

increasingly criticized

at home and abroad.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/galleries/2012/03/18/
the-vietnam-war-captured-in-vintage-newsweek-photos-from-1965.html

 

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/galleries/2012/03/18/
the-vietnam-war-captured-in-vintage-newsweek-photos-from-1965.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My War:

wartime photographs by US soldiers in Vietnam

 

The Guardian        20 September 2016

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/sep/20/
my-war-photographs-us-soldiers-vietnam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vietnam: The Real War – in pictures

 

The Guardian        Wednesday 22 April 2015

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/apr/22/vietnam-
the-real-war-a-photographic-history-by-the-associated-press-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Vietnam war remembered in pictures – review        15 March 2011

 

Tribute to Henri Huet

and the photographers

who risked all

to capture images

of Vietnam conflict

opens at Maison Européenne

de la Photographie, Paris

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/mar/15/vietnam-photography-huet-guillot-review

 

 

 

 

Even during a war

that produced

some of the most

iconic moments

in photojournalism,

Henri Huet’s

images of Vietnam

distinguish themselves

as particularly

artistic and moving.

 

Unlike most

war photographers,

Huet

was a native of the land

he was photographing,

the son of a French engineer

and Vietnamese mother.

 

Shooting

for the Associated Press,

he captured an image

of a badly wounded

American medic

continuing to tend

to other injured soldiers

that landed

on the cover

of Life magazine

and won him

the Robert Capa Gold Medal.

 

Like Capa,

the famed chronicler of battle,

Huet died in the line of duty:

he was shot down

over Laos in 1971,

at the age of 43.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/galleries/2011/03/13/vietnam-
war-henri-huet.html

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/mar/15/
vietnam-photography-huet-guillot-review

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/mar/15/
photography

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/galleries/2011/03/13/
vietnam-war-henri-huet.html
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vietnam: The Real War

 

A Photographic History

by the Associated Press

 

Authors: By the Associated Press,

introduction by Pete Hamill

Imprint: Abrams Books

ISBN: 1-4197-0864-3

EAN: 9781419708640

http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Vietnam__The_Real_War-9781419708640.html

 

 

 

 

Vietnam war:

classic AP photographs - in pictures

 

See powerful images of the conflict

from the archives of the news agency.

 

They are featured in a new book,

Vietnam: The Real War,

published on 2 October,

that marks the 50th anniversary

of the start of hostilities.

 

It includes AP journalist

Malcolm Browne's

shocking photo

of a Buddhist monk

taking his own life

in petrol-fuelled flames

on a Saigon street in 1963,

and Nick Ut's famous shot

of a Vietnamese girl

in the aftermath

of a napalm attack.

http://www.theguardian.com/media/gallery/2013/oct/02/vietnam-war-ap-photographs

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/media/gallery/2013/oct/02/vietnam-
war-ap-photographs

 

 

 

 

Vietnam War Photos That Made a Difference

 

For the first time

since the early days

of the Republic,

Americans were in a war

without censorship.

 

Correspondents

were subject to “ground rules”

that protected military security,

but, unlike in World War II and Korea,

officials did not screen news copy

or vet photographs.

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/vietnam-war-photos-that-made-a-difference/

 

 

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/
vietnam-war-photos-that-made-a-difference/

 

http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/
Vietnam__The_Real_War-9781419708640.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/
arts/design/images-of-the-vietnam-war-that-defined-an-era.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images of the Vietnam War That Defined an Era

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/
arts/design/images-of-the-vietnam-war-that-defined-an-era.html

 

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/04/
a-veteran-reporter-reflects-on-a-distant-war/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

War in Vietnam        NARA Documents        Photographs

 

 

 

"Da Nang, Vietnam...

A young Marine private waits on the beach during the Marine landing"

 

By an unknown photographer, August 3, 1965

 

1998 print.

 

Records of the U. S. Marine Corps.

(127-W-A-185146)

http://www.archives.gov/press/press-kits/picturing-the-century-photos/marine-in-da-nang-vietnam.jpg

Picturing the Century:

One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives

Eight Portfolios from Part I

http://www.archives.gov/press/press-kits/picturing-the-century-photos/marine-in-da-nang-vietnam.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/vietnam-photos/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Vietnamese photographers

 

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/
vietnams-photographic-history-told-by-the-winners/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching With Documents

 

The War in Vietnam - A Story in Photographs

 

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/vietnam-photos/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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