Saturday, June 21, 2008

Philip Jones Griffith's Vietnam Inc.

One of the things I like to do is buy books with the works of famous photographers in order to draw inspiration and if possible, copy their style in order to incorporate it into my own. One book I bought recently is Vietnam Inc. by Philip Jones Griffiths, a Welsh photographer who covered the war. In 1971 he published his book of images which was a damning indictment of what America was doing in Vietnam.

Here is a Magnum podcast which includes interview footage of Griffiths intercut with pictures from the book. Be warned some of the photos are harrowing.

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