Another Vietnam: Pictures of the War from the Other Side

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Before photography was as accessible as the way it is now due to smartphones, the craft was hailed in a more serious note and often associated with newspapers. During the era of war journalism, film photography was of utmost importance with photographers treating each shots as bullets.

The Vietnam War in the 1950s to the 1970s is a prime example of how important newspapers and photojournalism is in shaping society. A few decades after the Vietnam War, 180 unseen film photographs were published in a book called Another Vietnam: Pictures of the War from the Other Side. The photos comprising the collection were taken by both civilians and photojournalists.

1973 | A Viet Cong guerrilla stands guard in the Mekong Delta. "You could find women like her almost everywhere during the war," said the photographer. "She was only 24 years old but had been widowed twice. Both her husbands were soldiers. I saw her as the embodiment of the ideal guerrilla woman, who'd made great sacrifices for her country." © LE MINH TRUONG/ANOTHER VIETNAM/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS COURTESY OF MASHABLE
L-R (Up): © Sept. 15, 1970, VO ANH KHANH/ANOTHER VIETNAM/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS COURTESY OF MASHABLE; © March 1971, DOAN CONG TINH/ANOTHER VIETNAM/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS COURTESY OF MASHABLE; © 1972, NGUYEN DINH UU/ANOTHER VIETNAM/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS COURTESY OF MASHABLE; © 1973, UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER/ANOTHER VIETNAM/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS COURTESY OF MASHABLE; L_R (Down): © May 1975, VO ANH KHANH/ANOTHER VIETNAM/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS COURTESY OF MASHABLE ; © 1966, LE MINH TRUONG/ANOTHER VIETNAM/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS COURTESY OF MASHABLE; © July 1967, BAO HANH/ANOTHER VIETNAM/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS COURTESY OF MASHABLE; © 1972, VO ANH KHANH/ANOTHER VIETNAM/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS

To know the story behind each photo, click here.

written by crissyrobles on 2017-10-05 #news

3 Comments

  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    thanks to lomography france prize rumble because from polka magazine I knew Gilles Caron the amazing war photographer beside Robert Capa, the only great war photographer I knew before read the polka magazine

  2. jaunman
    jaunman ·

    Stunning images!

  3. pmonroe
    pmonroe ·

    Really great! Thank you for sharing!

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