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4.0 out of 5 stars Fellow professionals were amazed by his fastidiousness over his standard of dress and ...
Larry Burrows is an interesting figure in photographic history. His death in a helicopter crash near the Laotian border in 1971 marked the end of a notable career and coincided with the end of the era of mass communication in which photojournalism was the primary medium, it's role having been largely taken over by television. Burrows was perhaps the last old school war...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fellow professionals were amazed by his fastidiousness over his standard of dress and ..., 28 Aug. 2014
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Larry Burrows is an interesting figure in photographic history. His death in a helicopter crash near the Laotian border in 1971 marked the end of a notable career and coincided with the end of the era of mass communication in which photojournalism was the primary medium, it's role having been largely taken over by television. Burrows was perhaps the last old school war photographer, as epitomised by Robert Capa, whose negatives of the D-Day landings he once accidently ruined as a young lab technician. Fellow professionals were amazed by his fastidiousness over his standard of dress and personal hygiene as well as his methodical approach to his work. Like Capa, Burrows would go to almost any lengths to get his pictures, even taking to the air as a passenger in combat aircraft to photograph the results of air strikes.
Burrows's photographs of wounded American soldiers and Vietnamese civilians are technically excellent and for the most part, perfectly composed in classical proportions, like still life paintings or scenic postcards. It's interesting to compare his work with that of Tim Page. Page's approach was much more personalised, and he used Nikon SLR cameras which enabled him to use a wider range of lens focal lengths, whereas Burrows used the more traditional Leica M series rangefinders.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Larry Burrows in his element!, 4 Mar. 2012
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P. WILLIAMS "huggy bear" (spain) - See all my reviews
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I believe this to be one of the best photojournalism books available on the subject of the Vietnam War that you can get! Not only have the photographs been taken by one of the two best War Photographers in the World at the time but the accompanying text relates a story with them.
The quality of the book is superb and at the rear is an index to the photographs, most of which have never been seen before.
This sadly was to be Burrows last enterprise before he was in the helicopter that was shot down with his 3 photographic colleagues, and others, over Laos in '71. That day the World lost a great photographer and person. This book as least shows the former.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning coffee table boom, 11 Feb. 2015
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I never get tired of looking at some of these images - they are stunning. This is a worthwhile addition to any collection of art, photography or history books. It perfectly captures both Burrows' time in Vietnam and the reality of the war for the soldiers present.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Photojournalism, 7 Jun. 2013
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An excellent book full of amazing photos.

Definitely a coffee table book but with a good balance of information and Photos.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing Images from a Tragic War, 4 April 2006
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Firstly, I'd like to make it clear that I do not own this book; I chose to rate it a 5 only under duress from Amazon. Rather, I have seen many of the stark and harrowing images that feature in this publication at the War Remnants exhibit in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam. In many ways the first technicolour war, the US-Vietnam conflict was reported by a free western press as no other before it (and given the freedom-curbing measures of the US military and US media's compliance during the Iraq invasion, perhaps since too). However, it was not the pen that proved to be mightier than the sword (or the machine gun), but rather the still image. Larry Burrows did not live to see the end of the Vietnam war his lenses almost came to define; he was killed in a helicopter crash in 1971 while on assignment for LIFE magazine along with another photographer whose work is of comparable quality, Henri Huet. Burrows' technically-brilliant images of the conflict are arguably definitive - and are certainly among the most memorable of this tragic chapter of 20th century history. For saddening, unforgettable glimpses of what was life - and death - for the poor individuals caught up in it, look no further.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 10 Dec. 2014
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