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Picturing Nam

June 16 - October 21

Organized by the National Archives

June 16 – October 21, 2018

Photographs are a powerful part of our collective memory of the Vietnam War. Many of the iconic photographs were taken by photojournalists working for newspapers, magazines, or wire services. But there were also military photographers in Vietnam serving in our armed forces. They took thousands of photographs that covered every aspect of the conflict –photographs that are now a part of our National Archives.

Military photographers were sent everywhere: the jungles and swamps, forward bases, hospital ships, rivers, and air bases. Un-sanitized and uncensored, these indelible images give an intimate and ground up view of the war and those who fought it.

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Start:
June 16
End:
October 21
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