Vietnam War in photographs

To mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, THE KENNEDYS museum in Berlin is presenting an exhibition of photographs by Thomas Billhardt from today till September 6.

© Thomas Billhardt · Vietnam · courtesy CAMERA WORK Exhibition: July 17 - September 6

© Thomas Billhardt · Vietnam · courtesy CAMERA WORK

Exhibition: July 17 - September 6

Similar to the exhibition held in April by the US news agency Associated Press  in London, viewers will find some of the most striking images taken in Vietnam, where it suffered from staggering death tolls and casualties during the tragic climax of Cold War.

However, apart from unveiling the trauma and agony experienced by soliders and cilvilians during the East-West conflict, the pictures also unfold « several beautiful, intimate, and even hopeful moments » captured in Vietnam. As the first war where reporters and photographers were given unrestricted access to the battlefields, the exhibition provides rooms for thoughts on the role of journalism as well as the role of war photography  in modern times.

For more information, please see The Kennedys