Aug. 3, 2013 May 11, 2013
This exhibition presents 35 iconic photographs that brought the Vietnam War to the dinner table of every American household. Photographers Horst Faas, Henri Huet, Eddie Adams, Larry Burrows and Don McCullin provided the definitive visual record for one the most defining events in American 20th century history. They laid bare the horrors of combat with directness never before seen, causing many to question the morality of war. That these images influenced public opinion of the Vietnam War and hastened its end is a testament to the visual power and authority of the medium and the courage and artistry of their makers, many of whom died on the battlefield.
Images: Larry Burrows, "Farley Shouts..." Yankee Papa 13, March 31, 1965, 1965 (printed later), gelatin silver print, 20 x16 in. Larry Burrows, LIFE © Time Inc, courtesy Larry Burrows Collection.
Larry Burrows, Ammunition Airlift, Operation Pegasus, April 1968, 1968 (printed later), dye-transfer print, 20 1/2 x 29 3/4 in. Larry Burrows, LIFE © Time Inc, courtesy Larry Burrows Collection.
Don McCullin, Shell-Shocked Marine, Hue Vietnam, 1968 (printed later), gelatin silver print, 24 x 20 in. © Don McCullin, courtesy of Hamiltons Gallery, London.