Thursday, 23 October 2008

Reporters De Guerre

Of all the photographers i admire, the one i would have most liked to have had a drink, and a chat with, is Larry Burrows. Just an hour with the man would have been great, but sadly he died in February 1971, just over a year before i was born: one of 135 photographers killed during the Vietnam war.

This short extract of video gives an important insight into Larry Burrows the photographer, but it also shows us some of the man behind the lens. The film was part of a documentary called 'Reporters De Guerre' by Patrick Chauvel. Especially interesting is Larry's take on the whole Yankee Papa 13 story, which is widely regarded as one of the best photojournalism pieces of the Vietnam war.

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