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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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