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Vietnam Requiem: By the Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and Indochina Hardcover – 6 Nov 1997

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape (6 Nov. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224050583
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224050586
  • Product Dimensions: 31 x 3.4 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,610,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

One of the most powerful documents of the war in South-east Asia that has ever been published.

About the Author

Horst Faas is a two-times Pullitzer Prize winner and was Chief Photographer for The Associated Press in Saigon at the height of the Vietnam War. Tim Page was another war veteran, badly wounded during the war. Together they assembled photographs taken during the war, published in Vietnam Requiem, in memory of the photographers who died during the conflict.


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By A Customer on 26 Jun. 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book really has some amazing and moving images. I have seen many of the 'vietnam' photography books, but this really is the best I have seen.
Requiem shows many of the last pictures taken by each person along with the moving stories about the photographer and the subject. At the back of the book is the Bio of each of the 135 journalists either MIA or KIA.
If you were only to buy one photography book about Vietnam, make it this one.
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Its just astonishing how loud a photograph can shout. You pic the book up with interest & put it down with reverance. A memorial to those who fell & a tribute to those who gave their life to record them.
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The photographs in this book are absolutely mind blowing. They are a creditable testament to the memory of the incredibly brave and talented photographers who did not return from Vietnam and Indochina.
Some of the greatest photographers of all time are listed here.
Some of their photographs have remained unseen for some 40 years. Some of the photographs taken were indeed the last visions seen by photographers who were actually killed whilst in the act of taking the photographs themselves.
The first hand reality of the 'at war' experience is brought home to the unitiated reader. To take these shots the photographers were of a necessity extremely close to the action and sometimes in the very midst of it. For their sacrifice in obtaining these images they lost their lives.
One can only sit back with awe at the scenes illustrated and wonder at the suffering, humanity & sometimes lack of it, that perpetuated these conflicts.
These photographers have done a great service in bringing home the reality of war to those who were not there. An amazing and fitting epitaph to those who fought, suffered and died on both sides.
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Tim Page worked in Viet Nam during the American period. This book however covers the conflict form the French occupation to the close of the war, and includes some Cambodian images. The most important factor however, is that all the work in this beautifully printed book is that of photographers who died in the war. Tim does not limit himself to the 'allied' side, but includes work from the Communist photographers. All the work is compelling, a lot is moving. There are thumbnail biographies of many of the contributors which adds to the sense of presence. In all an excellent book which should be read and viewed and not merely used a coffee table accessory.
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This book cant be read. This book can only be viewed and your thoughts make up the words. The book uncovers the horror of the Vietnam War from the French to the US interests. It also covers the beauty of the Vietnam landscape.
A great coffee table book, and a great tribute to all war time photographers around the word both past and present.
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