Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Philip Jones Griffiths, dead

Philip Jones Griffiths passed away yesterday (or early this morning, details are still sketchy), you might remember him from his work in Vietnam and the subsequent book "Vietnam Inc." which lead Noam Chomsky to comment on it that: "If anybody in Washington had read that book, we wouldn't have had these wars in Iraq or Afghanistan."

Magnum's Stuart Franklin wrote about it for the Magnum blog.

And after that, be sure to take a look at his Vietnam work featured in WARS. In a coincidence Magnum just published a new series on war and his is one of the first four featured. It's an amazing piece, not just for the pictures, but because we get to see and hear Griffiths talk about the experience in his own words. Not to be missed, and what a way to honor a fallen master.

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