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Under Fire: Great Photographers and Writers in Vietnam

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In Under Fire, one of the most daring combat photographers of the Vietnam War, Catherine Leroy, pairs her work and that of other acclaimed photographers-–among them Larry Burrows, Henri Huet, and Don McCullin–with moving, evocative essays from an equally stellar roster of writers, including David Halberstam, Philip Caputo, Neil Sheehan, and Tim O’Brien.

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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 26th 2005 by Random House
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Liralen
Wonderful writing and photos both (unsurprisingly), many by well-known photographers and writers (Tim O'Brien, Henri Huet, etc.). Frustrating format, though -- a photo, a short essay, biographies of writer and photographer, and a handful more pictures by the same photographer. Then on to the next writer and photographer. It's wonderful to have such a mix of photographers, as they covered different areas/battles/times and picked up on different things, but I very much wanted more text. The ...more
Travis
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While reading the bio's of the photographers and the short stories from the writers, it becomes apparent that these people have a keen understanding of war, depicting it as it is and give the viewer a deeper understanding as to what war means, how it impacts humans and their environs. Some of these photojournalists paid the ultimate price sacrificing their lives in action. It is utterly impossible to know the whole effects of war. I think it is safe to say war degrades the human race. The ...more
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