Photograph by Art Greenspan
The Associated Press "had more reporters, photographers, stringers and translators than any other news organization in Vietnam," Pete Hamill writes in "Vietnam: The Real War," a volume of photographs just out from Abrams Books. "The photographers, in particular, were committed to capturing what the great Henri Cartier-Bresson had called 'the decisive moment,' the image that overwhelmed thousands of words, above all the words of flacks. Across the years of the war in Vietnam, the AP photographers saw more combat than any general. This book shows how good they were."
An exhibition of more than 60 of the photographs at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York will run from Oct. 24 through Nov. 26.
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