Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Yemme, Aug 8, 2009.
One the best known Vietnam photos.
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Edit = Should have said "was" since he died a few years back.
Oh I didn't know he died... wow. I couldn't image taking a image like that. It would haunt me every night.
And this one haunted him. I got to know him because I covered some of the same wars that he did and, well, war photography is a small world and everybody gets to know each other eventually.
He hated that photo but probably not for the reason you imagine and here I'll just use a quote from him in Time magazine: "The general killed the Viet Cong; I killed the general with my camera. Still photographs are the most powerful weapon in the world. People believe them; but photographs do lie, even without manipulation. They are only half-truths. ... What the photograph didn't say was, 'What would you do if you were the general at that time and place on that hot day, and you caught the so-called bad guy after he blew away one, two or three American people?"
Of course, it helps to understand if you know what eventually happened to General Nguyen Ngoc Loan. Look him up.
I was reading about it and went to this site and got lost in the images...
100 Photographs that Changed the World by Life - The Digital Journalist
100 Photographs that Changed the World by Life - The Digital Journalist Damn!
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