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4. We Pulled Together...and Won
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7. A Day in the Life of the Amish
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8. Tough Times, Strong Women : Hundreds
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9. The Victory Era in Color!
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12. Life in the Slow Lane
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14. Latin Lover : The Passionate South
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15. Defining Modernism: Group f.64
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16. Carrie Mae Weems: Recent Work,
17. 1968 The Magnum Photohgraphs :
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18. Nudes
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20. Dark Odyssey

1. Horses in Harness
by Charles P. Fox
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Asin: 0898210801
Catlog: Book (1996-11)
Publisher: Reiman Assoc
Sales Rank: 561038
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2. This Old Barn
by Marcia Evanick
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Asin: 0898211751
Catlog: Book (1997-01)
Publisher: Reiman Assoc
Sales Rank: 209909
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3. The Times Square Gym
by Pete Hamill, John Goodman
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Asin: 1886212066
Catlog: Book (1996-12)
Publisher: Distributed Art Publishers
Sales Rank: 626113
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Captures the true essence of the boxing game and its pain
Jimmy Glenn, former owner and trainer of the Times Square Gym is one of the unsung heroes in the boxing game.He has trained the best and seen the toughest boxers ever to set foot in the ring.This book is a true homage to a holdout establishment that finally succumbed to the wrecking ball in the wake of NY's Disneyization.The pictures in this book capture the look, feel and smell of what it was like to enter the rarely travelled circle of the serious boxer looking to make it to the big time. ... Read more


4. We Pulled Together...and Won
by Clancy Strock
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Asin: 0898211123
Catlog: Book (1995-02-01)
Publisher: Reiman Publications, L.P.
Sales Rank: 735692
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5. The Waking Dream : Photography's First Century : Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection
by Maria Morris Hambourg, Jeff L. Rosenheim, Pierre Apraxine, Malcolm Daniel
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Asin: 0810964279
Catlog: Book (1993-03)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Sales Rank: 225347
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the most beautiful books you can own...
I stumbled upon this book in New York a few years back and was immediately stunned by its beauty and quality.The Gilman Paper Company apparently started their collection well before the current photography craze and amassed one of the most outstanding collections that you can imagine.Most of these photos are from the very earliest days of the medium and many are in the sepia tone that I personally love.The quality of reproduction is so good that you can actually frame some of the photos!It's astounding...well worth obtaining for any art book collector.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Gorgeous Catalogue
I purchased this book in conjunction with The Metropolitan Museum exhibit of the same name. I spent hours in the exhibit, and I spent hours pouring over the lush, and beautifully reproduced images in this book. I've always been fascinated with the photographic process, and this book explores it down to the roots. I've walked away amazed that someone figured out how to look at something, and through a chemical process tranfer ones vision onto paper. (Not to mention concocting the chemical formula) A stunning book, well worth the price. ... Read more


6. Carrie Mae Weems : Recent Work, 1992-1998
by Thomas Piche, Thomas Piche Jr, Thelma Golden
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Asin: 0807614440
Catlog: Book (1999-03-01)
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Sales Rank: 1010317
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Carrie Mae Weems brings together for the first time five of this American photographer's most accomplished and powerful groups of work: the Sea Islands Series (1991-92), the Africa Series (1993-95), From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried (1995-96), Who What Where When (1998), and Ritual & Revolution (1998). These series, composed mainly of photography and text, highlight the themes that have dominated Weems's work over the course of her twenty-year career: identity, race, gender, class, the legacy of slavery, and the African diaspora. ... Read more


7. A Day in the Life of the Amish
by Bob Ottum
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Asin: 0898211263
Catlog: Book (1994-09-01)
Publisher: Reiman Assoc
Sales Rank: 794744
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars There's plenty of time for chores before breakfast
Bob Ottum, the editor of this book asked over 100 Amish to record a single day in their lives (Monday, October 4, 1993) and sent out cameras so that the willing volunteers could take photos to enhance their written diaries.The result is very appealing.I enjoyed my day with the Amish, astounded by the amount of work they achieved, and charmed by the gentle humor with which they accomplished their daily chores.

The one-day diaries were recorded during the peak of the harvest and canning season, and Monday was also wash day in most of the Amish households.From Wyoming to New York, the wash went out onto clotheslines, cows were milked and fed while Orion and the Moon were still bright in the sky, one family--with plenty of help from friends and relatives--was preparing for 500 wedding guests, and of course, children all over the country were bundled off to one-room school-houses on foot, by buggy or school bus.

One Amish lady who runs a bulk grocery store in Minnesota sold flour, yeast, oatmeal and a 60-pound pail of corn syrup to another woman who was having "church next Sunday and needs to do a lot of baking."This book lovingly details the breakfasts, dinners, and suppers eaten by the diarists on October 4, 1993 and by the end of the book I was extremely hungry.One family had 60 guests for a supper that included "scalloped potatoes with ham, dressing, ham and cheese sandwiches, vegetable pizza, Jell-O apple salad, cream cheese pudding, cherry and raspberry pie and ice cream."Plain food you might say, but abundant and home-cooked.

Of all the books I've read about the Amish, 'A Day in the Life' is the most interesting and enjoyable.It is the only book, the editor is proud to announce, with a map that shows locations in America where the Amish have formed communities.The largest concentrations of Amish are found in the Great Lakes states, but there are also settlements in the far northwestern corner of Montana, and the southern plains of Texas.In all, 22 states and one Canadian province are home to these industrious, plain-dealing folks.
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8. Tough Times, Strong Women : Hundreds of Personal Memories and Photographs Honoring Some of the Common Yet Remarkable Women of the 20th Century)
by Mike Beno, Deb Mulvey, Clancy Strock
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Asin: 0898212030
Catlog: Book (1997-05-01)
Publisher: Reiman Assoc
Sales Rank: 865341
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9. The Victory Era in Color!
by Mike Beno, Jeff Ethell, Jeffrey Ethell
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Asin: 0898211271
Catlog: Book (1995-01-01)
Publisher: Reiman Assoc
Sales Rank: 1050513
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10. Iron Will : Memories of Vintage Tractors from the Readers of Farm & Ranch Living Magazine
by Nick Pabst, Reiman Publications Staff, Roy Reiman
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Asin: 089821193X
Catlog: Book (1997-03-01)
Publisher: Reiman Assoc
Sales Rank: 1752135
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11. American Photography 12 (Serial)
by Edward Booth- (ed.) Clibborn
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Asin: 1886212058
Catlog: Book (1996-01-01)
Publisher: Hearst Books
Sales Rank: 1735180
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12. Life in the Slow Lane
by Jerry Wiebel
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Asin: 0898212405
Catlog: Book (1999-01-01)
Publisher: Country Store Reiman Pubs
Sales Rank: 1467163
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Pleasant memories of truly an artifact of American culture
Takes you around the American countryside in colorful pictures with literary vignettes of each of the covered bridges.A must for those who cherish the memories of our American heritage. ... Read more


13. American Photography 11 (Serial)
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Asin: 1886212023
Catlog: Book (1995-12-01)
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
Sales Rank: 2353799
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14. Latin Lover : The Passionate South
by Italo Lupi, Giannino Malossi
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Asin: 8881580497
Catlog: Book (1996-11-01)
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub (Dap)
Sales Rank: 3573101
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15. Defining Modernism: Group f.64
by Susan Ehrens, Deborah Klochko, Susan Elhrens
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Asin: 0933286724
Catlog: Book (2002-06-01)
Publisher: Friends of Photography Bookstore
Sales Rank: 2431968
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Book Description

Essay by Susan Ehrens. Introduction by Deborah Klochko.

In the early 1930s, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Willard Van Dyke, Imogen Cunningham, and other important photographers came together to form a group known as f.64, creating the most influential photographic movement of the time. Dedicated to the functional aesthetic of the camera, the group was in response to the "artistic," soft-focus, pictorial photography which was popular at the time. "Straight" photography was the hallmark of Group f.64. Emphasizing sharp images, maximum depth-of-field, and smooth, glossy printing paper, their works were underscored by the unique qualities of the photographic process. This book collects over 150 duotone images highlighting Group f.64's accomplishments, a body of work which signaled the true beginning of the modernist movement that would define American photography for the next forty years. In addition to Susan Ehrens' detailed essay, Defining Modernism also includes a chronology, bibliography, and biographies of the eleven featured photographers.

"The Group is creating a place for photographic freedom." Sigismund Blumann, 1933

Photographers: Ansel Adams Imogen Cunningham John Paul Edwards Sonya Noskowiak Henry Swift Willard Van Dyke Edward Weston Preston Holder Consuelo Kanaga Alma Lavenson Brett Weston ... Read more


16. Carrie Mae Weems: Recent Work, 1992-1998
by Thelma Golden, Thomas Piche
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Asin: 0807614491
Catlog: Book (1999-12-01)
Publisher: W W Norton & Co
Sales Rank: 2675133
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Carrie Mae Weems brings together for the first time five of this American photographer's most accomplished and powerful groups of work: the Sea Islands Series (1991-92), the Africa Series (1993-95), From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried (1995-96), Who What Where When (1998), and Ritual & Revolution (1998). These series, composed mainly of photography and text, highlight the themes that have dominated Weems's work over the course of her twenty-year career: identity, race, gender, class, the legacy of slavery, and the African diaspora. ... Read more


17. 1968 The Magnum Photohgraphs : A Year in the World
by Eugene Atget, Laure Beaumont-Maillet

Asin: 2850255599
Catlog: Book (1998-05-01)
Publisher: F Hazan Editions
Sales Rank: 3260144
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars A disapointment
I am an avid lover of books of photography and happened to find this one to be a bit of a disapointment.I would not recommend it for the average photography enthusiast, however if you are interested in warfare you mightenjoy this book.It is the type, however, that I would suggest borrowingfrom the library before purchasing. ... Read more


18. Nudes
by Paolo Roversi
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Asin: 3931141578
Catlog: Book (1998-09-21)
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
Sales Rank: 2388139
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
This is a beautiful collection of photos, black and white but printed in a warm tone on glare-free paper. All of them have the same format: full-height, standing figure on a shadowless, blank background. Diffuse lighting and tricks with exposure settings hide the modeling of each woman's figure, leaving almost an impression of a line drawing. Even the most solid of the bodies shown seem ghostly, as if the woman could vanish at any moment.

There are one-trick photo collections out there, the kind where every print is solarized or where every model is body-painted. This book is like that - the difference is that I enjoy this trick. The models are generally quite similar, women with light skin tones and slender figures. It would have enriched the collection to see a wider variety of light and dark in the subjects and matching backgrounds, and a wider variety of figures. Still, the models selected really are quite lovely.

The book itself is a distinctive artifact. The pages (at least in the edition I have) are fan-folded into the binding, and a place-marking ribbon is attached. The usual front matter actually appears in the back, so the reader starts almost immediately with the photos. I like the unusual binding, but it is a bit much. Something less ostentatious would have worked as well, and made the book more affordable.

I find this collection very appealing - as soon as I saw it, I was hooked. It won't match every taste, however. There are lots of other ways to see figure than this one. It worked for me, though.

//wiredweird

3-0 out of 5 stars Not for the main stream crowd
Some twenty to thrity pages of washed out frontal nude shots of women set against a stark white backdrop, this is not for someone wanting plain pretty pictures of Playboy variety. There's often little variety in the poses (standing front, side and sometimes back, leaning over a little) and no action - on the other hand I found that very aspect accented the minute differences in women. Indeed, just glancing through it it's easy to see how wide a variety of body shapes and faces are presented - at least in subtle differences. Overall, for people who like "experimental photography", who are explorers of the obscure, who are willing to spend money on the unusual and risk loss, not necessarily for main stream nudie picture fans. If he branched out into a wider somatotypology (all these gals are thin model types) I might buy another, but for me this fulfilled all the interest I have in this style. See the provided front picture for what you basically get throughout.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nudi, A New Way of Seeing.
This is an excellent collection by one of the worlds finest Fashion Photographers. The almost white on white technique is as fascinating as the well know subjects.
The presentation of the book is superior and as a figurative gallery photographer I can say that I will refer to it and get ideas from it for many years. Solid Five stars. I think you will agree.

5-0 out of 5 stars Painterly Light,
Paolo Roversi is a master photographer and this monograph of work shows why. His magical portraits of famous models more familiar to us from the pages of Vogue extends to us the progression of photography. Roversi clevely use photographic techniques that result in lush, translucent images that are attractive and senuous.Creamy Pale, almost washed out black and white pictures with soft tones and gossamer texture. He has captured an incredible intimacy that reveals to the viewer the sheer beauty of human form, naked. This Master Italian photographer's resultant work is immative of, and reminds us ofThe great Italian Rennaisance Masters' sketches and drawings but that in no way diminishes the sheer beauty of the work. The images in their light, almost washed out form, work wonderfully. The models gaze at us with a conniving innocence, there is no background to clutter the image, just simplistic, yet emotively powerful posing. The poses contrast with the texture of the pictures, no attempt at "classical" figurative posing, yet the models still reveal the body as a beautiful form. Roversi's work is internationally famous especially his beautiful editorial work for Italian Vogue, and his advertising campaigns for various fashion houses and he has worked with many of these models before. Here in this collection we are not looking at fashion but art and it is interesting to note that fashion models today are lending themselves to more and more art inspired projects. Roversi has a distinct approach to photography and this monograph is another salutation to a man whose influence in the art world transcends his own discipline. This is a book to buy and treasure.

5-0 out of 5 stars Painterly Light,
Paolo Roversi is a master photographer and this monograph of work shows why. His magical portraits of famous models more familiar to us from the pages of Vogue extends to us the progression of photography. Roversi clevely use photographic techniques that result in lush, translucent images that are attractive and senuous.Creamy Pale, almost washed out black and white pictures with soft tones and gossamer texture. He has captured an incredible intimacy that reveals to the viewer the sheer beauty of human form, naked. This Master Italian photographer's resultant work is immative of, and reminds us ofThe great Italian Rennaisance Masters' sketches and drawings but that in no way diminishes the sheer beauty of the work. The images in their light, almost washed out form, work wonderfully. The models gaze at us with a conniving innocence, there is no background to clutter the image, just simplistic, yet emotively powerful posing. The poses contrast with the texture of the pictures, no attempt at "classical" figurative posing, yet the models still reveal the body as a beautiful form. Roversi's work is internationally famous especially his beautiful editorial work for Italian Vogue, and his advertising campaigns for various fashion houses and he has worked with many of these models before. Here in this collection we are not looking at fashion but art and it is interesting to note that fashion models today are lending themselves to more and more art inspired projects. Roversi has a distinct approach to photography and this monograph is another salutation to a man whose influence in the art world transcends his own discipline. This is a book to buy and treasure. ... Read more


19. The Illusion of Orderly Progress
by Barbara P. Norfleet
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Asin: 0375705317
Catlog: Book (1999-08-01)
Publisher: Random House Inc
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Barbara Norfleet's bugs are more human than humans. In this remarkable collection of photographs, Norfleet has posed insects and arachnids in dioramas that profoundly illustrate the failings and foibles of our own species. In his foreword, entomologist E.O. Wilson notes, "The artist means to tell us something about human nature, particularly in its more vainglorious, cowardly, and other foolish manifestations."

Photos of human workers engaged in meaningless toil would make a somewhat overdone point, but Norfleet's carefully posed insects and strange, barren landscapes pull us away from the familiar just enough to make us see things we might have missed. Her gorgeous and rare insects are so peculiar, so engagingly presented that they provoke brand-new reactions to such activities as capital punishment, domestication of other animals, and war. In one photo entitled Little Time for Whimsy, a line of serious beetles works hard at pushing their burdens--Where? Why? And for how long? You may as well ask why some of us voluntarily sit in cubicles eight hours a day. Another diorama (Am I Pretty?) gently mocks vanity as a line of garishly colored tropical beetles competes for the gold star that will presumably bring ultimate satisfaction. Insect society seems to have a lot in common with our own. Besides the thoughtful and clever poses, each photo affords a close look at some of the most amazing creatures you'll ever see. It's a wonderland of entomological ecstasy. --Therese Littleton ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Compelling narrative still life
While not for the overtly squeamish, since her "actors" are various tropical bugs and spiders, this is a very compelling photo collection. Even while it is obviously a constructed still life, these scenes crackle with life, energy, and meaning, poking gentle -- and not so gentle -- fun at the human condition. ... Read more


20. Dark Odyssey
by Philip Jones Griffiths
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Asin: 0893816892
Catlog: Book (1999-01)
Publisher: Aperture
Sales Rank: 3745379
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A former president of the Magnum photo agency, journalist Philip Jones Griffiths has covered Vietnam, Northern Ireland, war-torn parts of Africa, and other trouble spots. The author of a well-regarded 1971 book Vietnam Inc., here he collects many of his best pictures. Photojournalism as art is an uncomfortable format, especially when the photos are of war. Here, the ethical validity of the images looms as large as their visual impact.These photos reveal Griffiths' talent for spotting the incongruous in the midst of chaos. An image of a half-black Vietnamese schoolgirl sitting in a schoolroom is typical, identifying the long-lasting legacy of war. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Photojounralism
Welshman Jones Griffiths is one of the world's foremost photojounralists, and it's hard to believe that this is first book in since his highly influential 1971 work "Vietnam, Inc." This collection opens with a six striking early portraits from Wales and England in the 1950s-60s. The most memorable is of a litlte boy about to smash a large rock on top of a pian aso left in a scrap heap. These represent his budding career taking shots in his spare time, and are remarkable for the amount of expression he is able to capture, whether it's on the faces of weary coal miners, wary schoolchildren, or waiting mourners.

Following a laudatory introduction by New Yorker writer Murray Sayle, the bulk of the book is comprised of Jones Griffiths' international work, undertaken as a member (and president) of the presitgious Magnum photographers cooperative. His photography is informed by a strong sense of compassion and empathy for the victims of opression and war. The compositions are strong and many of the images are loaded with stark symbolism. From the very front of the book we get shots of a fat white missionary in knee high socks standing amidst natives in New Guinea, scantily clad European tourists lounging with drinks by a river in Gambia, a white Rhodesian golfer considering her shot with three black caddies and the African savannah in the background.

His series of ten photos from Northern Ireland in the early '70s is loaded with surreal and striking images: a soldier crouches behind a wall in a garden while a woman mows the lawn right behind him; another soldier is prone behind sandbags on a street while women push strollers past him; one of the best portraits in the book is of a grim-faced paratrooper reloads a CS gun. A middle section is scattered with a hodgepodge of images from around the world from the 60s to the early 90s. The book ends with forty images from Vietnam and Camodia, most of which are from his three years there during the war and also appear in Vietnam, Inc.

Defintely a must have for anyone interested in photojournalism.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Disturbing and Haunting Masterpiece
Phillip Jones Griffiths is one of the greatest living photographers today. This is no small achievement, and can only be clearly understood examining his photographs.
Griffiths is probably best known for his book "Vietnam, Inc." (many of those photographs are included in this edition) but many of his greatest are contained in this superb volume, including some images of the weary, haunted faces of the children of Wales, his birthplace.
Being Welsh, and on the recieving end of British expansionism, Griffiths clearly sympathises (and rightly so) with the Vietnamise civilians (on the recieving end of French AND American expansionism)whose pleading expressions demonstrate clearly how much Americans were "helping" them evade the "evil grip of communism".
If I were to own ONE book of photographs, I would without hesitation choose this volume, for it's images are not only an important documentation of one of the darkest pieces of American history, but an amazing and invaluable work of art. ... Read more


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