Saturday 11 April 2009

An Unlikely Weapon

"An Unlikely Weapon" Trailer from American Photo on Vimeo.

Photographs can result in all sorts of consequences for the photographer or subject. In Eddie Adams' case, his infamous Vietnam war image affected three individuals hugely - the Vietcong suspect executed in the image, the ARVN General who carried out the execution and finally the photographer. In many respects the story started after the image was taken.

An Unlikely Weapon is a fascinating documentary film about photographer Eddie Adams whose infamous image became an iconic symbol the horror of the Vietnam conflict. Adams was rarely satisfied with his work - his iconic execution image especially - which is surprising considering the quality and diversity of his portfolio. For more details about this interesting new film go to the website at

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