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I discovered yesterday a local Magnum Photographer!

richardd300

Dyserth, UK
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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Sun 27-Jan-13 03:42 PM

I live in a North Wales village and the next village, Rhuddlan, was home to Philip Jones Griffiths a Magnum photographer renowned for his work in the Vietnam war, Malaya and the Irish troubles also of the Beatles. Refused admission to the US in the 1970's by Richard Nixon for his portrayal of the war. I didn't even know who this man was, of which I am now ashamed.

Interestingly, his image of GI's showing compassion to a wounded Vietcong soldier was used in a scene of Apocalypse Now. His family were upset at his portrayal in the film as that of a blase photographer, when he was in fact a shy retiring man.

His life history was presented by a school friend of Phillip Griffiths who is promoting his life in a series of photographic lectures. He died in 2008.

See more here: http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_10_VForm&ERID=24KL535HON

I just thought this may be of interest, although I'm sure many have heard of him.

Richard

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