Vietnam War Photography

This guide represents available print and online resources for those looking to learn more about Vietnam War photography. This research guide was devloped in relation to the Currier Museum of Art’s Visual Dispatches from the Vietnam War exhibition:

General TExts

The Most Dangerous Man in America : Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Ehrlich, Judith.
United States, First Run Features, 2009.
DS558 .M6783 2009 (DVD)

The Eyewitness History of the Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Esper, George.
New York, Ballantine Books, 1983.
DS557.7 .E87 1983

The Vietnam War
Minneapolis, Highbridge Audio, p2013.
DS557.7 .N67 2013ab (sound recording)

Lost Over Laos : A True Story of Tragedy, Mystery, and Friendship
Pyle, Richard and Horst Faas.
Cambridge, Mass, Da Capo Press, c2003.
DS559.46 .P95 2003

A Bright Shining Lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
Sheehan, Neil.
New York, Modern Library, 2009.
DS558 .S47 2009

General Online Resources

Vietnam Online : An Online Companion to Vietnam : A Telivision History
A website developed alongside a PBS special. Online resources include maps, timelines, biographies, and primary sources about the war in Vietnam.

The Wars for Vietnam
Vassar College.
Developed for Vassar College’s senior seminar on the Vietnam War, this website contains an overview of the conflict, many primary sources, and external links.

Vietnam History and Educational Site
Vets with a Mission.
The “History” and “Photos” tabs of this site contain extensive information and documentation of Vietnam during wartime and today.

The Vietnam Center and Archive
This website contains the Virtual Vietnam Archive with many digitized documents, maps, oral histories, and images. Many of these collections are searchable.

War and Images

Breaking News : How the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace, and Everything Else
Associated Press.
New York, Princeton Architectural Press, c2007.
PN4841.A85 B74 2007

Concerning War : A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art
Hlavajova, Maria, Jill Winder.
Rotterdam, Utrecht: BAK, 2010.
P96. W35C658 2010 

Photojournalists on War : The Untold Stories of Iraq
Kamber, Michael.
Austin, University of Texas Press, 2012.
DS79.767.P74 K36 2012

Bending the Frame : Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen
Ritchin, Fred
Aperture Foundation
TR820 .R558 2013

Regarding the Pain of Others
Sontag, Susan.
New York, Picador, 2004.
HM554 .S65 2004

Stallabrass, Julian, editor of compilation.
Cambridge, Mass, MIT Press, 2013.
NX180.D63 D63 2013

War/Photography : Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
Tucker, Anne.
Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, c2012.
TR820.6 .T83 2012

Images of the Vietnam War

The Face of South Vietnam
Brelis, Dean.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1968.
DS557.A6 B62 1968

Requiem : by the photgraphers who died in Vietnam and Indochina
Faas, Horst.
New York, Random House, c1997.
DS557.72 .F33 1997 (on view in gallery)

A Different War: Vietnam in Art
Lippard, Lucy R.
Bellingham, Wash. : Whatcom Museum of History and Art ; Seattle : Real Comet Press, 1990.
N6512 .L57 1990

Another Vietnam : pictures of the war from the other side
Page, Tim.
Washington DC, National Geographic, 2002.
DS557.72 .P34 2002 (on view in gallery)

Face of North Vietnam
Riboud, Marc.
New York, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1970.
DS557.A72 R53 1970 RB (rare book)

Vietnam War Photographers

The photographers whose monographs are listed below are included in the Currier Museum of Art’s exhibition Visual Dispatches from the Vietnam War.

Larry Burrows, Compassionate Photographer
Burrows, Larry.
New  York, Time-Life Books, c1972.
TR820 .B85 RB (rare book)

Burrows, Larry.
New York, A.A. Knopf, 2002.
DS557.92 .B87 2002 OV (on view in gallery)

Henri Huet : “j’étais photographe de Guerre au Viêtnam”
Faas, Horst.
Paris : Chêne, c2006.
DS557.72 .F32 2006
(Text in French)

Don McCullin
McCullin, Don.
London, Jonathon Cape, 2003.
TR820 .M2133 2003

Don McCullin
McCullin, Don.
London, New York, Thames & Hudson, 2007.
TR820 .M2132 2007

Don McCullin : The Impossible Peace : from war photos to landscapes, 1958-2011
McCullin, Don.
Milan, Skila Editore, 2012.
TR820.6 .M33 2012

Shaped by War
McCullin, Don.
London, Jonathon Cape in association with the Imperial War Museum, 2010.
TR820.6 .M33 2010 OV


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