Photo: Tim Page, under fire with Martin Stuart Fox at la Drang. Photographed by Steve Northup. Ia Drang Valley, in the central highlands of VN, on March 30, 1966. The scene was a terribly battle between members of A Company, 1/12, 1st Cav. They were very badly out maned, and we came close to losing everybody. Martin and I were a reporter/photographer team for United Press international. Tim was working for Time-Life. The battle took place near the Chu Pong massif, a well known bad neighborhood. Northrup found them behind the log and offered them a sip of his flask, Cordon Bleu. photo supplied
On Friday, May 22, the Newseum (Washington, D.C) will open “Reporting Vietnam” a provocative new exhibit that marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, America’s first televised war. The exhibit explores the dramatic stories of how journalists brought news about the war to a divided nation. It will be on display through Sept. 12, 2016.
Powerful photos and news footage, evocative music and more than 90 compelling artifacts, historic newspapers and magazines will take visitors back to experience a time when America was at war and young people were rejecting the conservative values of their parents. Included are more than 100 dramatic images, including memorable Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs that have come to symbolize the struggle both in Vietnam and at home. Interactive kiosks in the exhibit showcase interviews with the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers who took some of the most iconic images of the war, and the memorable protest songs that provided the soundtrack for a generation.
When: Starts Friday, May 22, at 9 a.m. until September 2016
Photo of Ut, camera, light meter, envelope and press passes: Loan, Nick Ut – photo supplied
Thanks for the press opening invite Alexis – next time!