Currier Museum of Art presents Visual Dispatches from the Vietnam War

. August 13, 2013

Currier Museum of Art presents Visual Dispatches from the Vietnam War an exhibition on view Nov. 11, 2013.

Larry Burrows, Ammunition Airlift, Operation Pegasus, April 1968, 1968 (printed later), dye-transfer print, 20 1/2 x 29 3/4 in. Larry Burrows, LIFE © Time Inc, courtesy Larry Burrows Collection.

Larry Burrows, Ammunition Airlift, Operation Pegasus, April 1968, 1968 (printed later), dye-transfer print, 20 1/2 x 29 3/4 in. Larry Burrows, LIFE © Time Inc, courtesy Larry Burrows Collection.

This exhibition presents 35 iconic photographs that brought the Vietnam War to the dinner table of every American household. Photographers Horst Faas, Henri Huet, Eddie Adams, Larry Burrows and Don McCullin provided the definitive visual record for one the most defining events in American 20th century history. They laid bare the horrors of combat with directness never before seen, causing many to question the morality of war. That these images influenced public opinion of the Vietnam War and hastened its end is a testament to the visual power and authority of the medium and the courage and artistry of their makers, many of whom died on the battlefield. www.currier.org

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