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Requiem: By the Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and Indochina
Between the height of the French Indochina War in the fifties and the fall of Phnom Penh and Saigon in 1975, 135 photographers from all sides of the conflict are recorded as missing or having been killed. This book is a memorial to those men and women, and in many cases it includes the last photographs they took.
Horst Faas and Tim Page, two photographers who worked and...more
Hardcover, First Edition (U.S.), 336 pages
Published October 7th 1997 by Random House, Inc.
(first published October 1997)
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Gotta love books that make you go looking for more information. Thank you Tatjana Soli for your afterward in "The Lotus Eaters". I spent a couple of hours at the U of U library (the only place I could find it without buying it) reading through Requiem and looking at the photos. Henri Huet, Dickey Chapelle, and Larry Burrows stand out, but many others were very interesting to read about. I think Soli relied heavily on this book. I am haunted by Dickey Chapelle's story and her dying photograph. Wh ...more
Wow. I think I'd like to add this book to my personal collection. This is a powerful and sad, but fitting tribute, to those photographers who died or went missing during the Vietnam conflict. The accompanying text includes short essays and excerpts from newswires, magazines, and transcripts and puts the photographs in context. Even without the text, it would be hard not to moved by some of these images.
This was an especially poignant book as the photographs were taken by photographers who were killed in the conflict. It is amazing after reading the stories of the war to see these images. The pictures of the soldiers especially helps you visualize each individual and it sure helped me understand the sacrifice of these men.