Culture & Communication
IN RECOGNITION OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY VIETNAM WAR COMMEMORATIVE
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND ABRAMS WILL PUBLISH:
VIETNAM: THE REAL WAR
A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PETE HAMILL
AN ACCOMPANYING EXHIBITION AT THE
STEVEN KASHER GALLERY IN NEW YORK
WILL OPEN OCTOBER 24 AND RUN THROUGH NOVEMBER 26
« Across the years of the war in Vietnam, the AP photographers saw more combat than any general. This book shows how good they were. As a young reporter, I had learned much from photographers about how to see, not merely look. From Vietnam, photographers taught the world how to see the war. Say the word ‘Vietnam’ today to most people of a certain age; the image that rises is usually a photograph. An AP photograph. » –From Pete Hamill’s introduction
To cover the Vietnam War, the Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the great photographic legacies of the twentieth century. Collected here in Vietnam: The Real War (Abrams, October 2013) are images that tell the story of the war that left a deep and lasting impression on American life. From Malcolm Browne’s photograph of the burning monk to Nick Ut’s picture of a nine-year-old running from a napalm attack to Eddie Adams’s photograph of the execution of a Viet Cong prisoner, this book contains the pictures that both recorded and made history, taken by unbelievably courageous photojournalists. In a moving essay, writer Pete Hamill, who reported from Vietnam in 1965, celebrates their achievement.
Vietnam: The Real War features more than fifty photojournalists, including Eddie Adams, Horst Faas, Henri Huet, Nick Ut, and Dang Van Phuoc and highlights the work of such distinguished war correspondents as Peter Arnett, Malcolm Browne, and Seymour Topping. A chronological text that is woven throughout places their work in historical context.
As the world begins to look back from the vantage point of half a century, this is the book that will serve as a photographic record of the drama and tragedy of the Vietnam War.
©AP Photo/Horst Faas ©AP Photo/Henri Huet ©AP Photo/Henri Huet
The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP. The Associated Press won an unprecedented six Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of Vietnam. The AP correspondents and photographers who covered the war form a legendary cadre in American journalism. Nearly three hundred photographs were selected from the tens of thousands filed by the AP during the conflict to make this book. On the Web: www.ap.org/
Pete Hamill is an American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor, and educator. The recipient of numerous awards, Hamill is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.
Vietnam: The Real War
Abrams; October 2013 by The Associated Press
Essay by Pete Hamill
304 pages; 300 color and black-and-white photographs Hardcover
US $40.00/CAN $45.00
Available as an eBook
In collaboration with Andrea Smith Public Relations – International PR