Visual Arts

Battlefield Lens Photographers of Indochina Wars 1950 - 1975

Organised by: Photographic Society of Singapore
  • Date:
    23 Mar - 10 Apr 2019
  • Time:
    12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Venue:
    Selegie Arts Centre, 30 Selegie Road
    Selegie Arts Centre, 30 Selegie RoadSelegie Arts Centre, 30 Selegie Road
  • Admission:
    Free

Synopsis:

This exhibition presents 80 photographs of the Indochina Wars that spanned close to three decades in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. It features mainly vintage prints by internationally renowned names such as David Douglas Duncan, Don McCullin, Tim Page, Larry Burrows, Philip Jones Griffiths and lesser known photographers from Vietnam and around the world. Through their photographs, we witness the French War, the battle for independence by Viet Minh nationalists against French colonisers; the American War, as it was called by the Vietnamese, waged by the South Vietnamese regime and its U.S ally against communist North Vietnam, spilling over into neighbouring Cambodia and Laos. Some of the most iconic images of the 20th century have emerged from these wars, of which a selection will be in the exhibition. Alongside some of these emblematic photographs will be the less familiar images taken by North Vietnamese Army photographers depicting the wars from their vantage point. Photographs in the exhibition are from the Singapore-based private collection of Judd Kinne who was an United States Marine Corps infantry officer in South Vietnam, 1967-1969. The exhibition hopes to present some of the best war imagery taken by the many photojournalists who risked, and often, gave their lives in Indochina.


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