New from Umbrage in spring 2008!
The long-awaited book and traveling exhibition of 50 unseen photographs from Vietnam!
“HE WAS SMART AND BRAVE, AND HAD THAT MAGNIFICENT SENSE OF ANTICIPATION THAT ALL BRILLIANT ACTION PHOTOGRAPHERS HAVE.” –David Halberstam
“FOR EDDIE THE CAMERA WAS JUST PART OF HIM. HE HAD THE BEST REFLEXES OF ANYBODY I’VE EVER KNOWN—AND THOSE INSTINCTS ARE WHAT MAKE A GREAT COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHER.” –Bob Schieffer
The first book and exhibition by one of the world’s legendary photojournalists, EDDIE ADAMS: VIETNAM is along-awaited landmark. Adams’ life in the headlines took him to the remotest corners of this troubled, beautiful planet compiling historic record of the days of our lives. His 45-year career covered thirteen wars and amassed some 500 photojournalism awards, photographing five Presidents, numerous kings, queens and heads of state along the way, Adams worked for The Associated Press, Time and Parade, but his 1968 Pulitzer Prize-winning image photograph from Vietnam cemented his reputation in the public eye and stands forever as an icon for the brutality of our last century: the image of Nguyen Ngoc Loan, then national police chief of South Vietnam, firing a bullet at the head of a Vietcong prisoner standing at arm’s length away on a Saigon street. Together with Nick Ut’s 1972 image of a naked girl fleeing her napalmed village, Adams’s image fueled antiwar sentiment that ultimately changed public policy. As CNN Pulitzer–winning reporter Peter Arnett said of the image: “Today’s photographers are just as brave and skilled as those who went to ‘Nam, but they work in a prison of image control. The image mongers learned from Vietnam that great photographers always cut the legs off rhetoric. Eddie’s image is a graphic reminder that we have yet to see a defining image from our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
This book reveals the full range of Adams’s world-changing works in Indochina is revealed, and through astonishing never-before-seen pictures, articles written for publication by Adams, pages from his personal journals and other artifacts, one great journalist’s experience of the war is told in gripping detail.
The traveling exhibition opens March 5-April 30th at Umbrage Gallery.
For information regarding the traveling Exhibition, please download the PDF here.
To purchase the book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.796.2707