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Vietnam: The Real War, Photographs from The Associated Press
On view May 28 through August 21, 2022
Upcountry History Museum
Greenville, South Carolina
“Vietnam: The Real War, Photographs from The Associated Press” is an exhibition of 50 gripping photographs that tell the human story of the long and divisive war that profoundly shaped American history. This collection chronicles the Vietnam War as seen through the lens of some of the best photojournalists sent to Saigon by AP to cover the conflict. What resulted was one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century.
In documenting the hard realities of war, movingly captured in such images as Malcolm Brown’s photograph of the burning monk, Nick Ut’s picture of a 9-year-old running from a napalm attack, and Eddie Adams’ photo of the execution of a Viet Cong prisoner, these courageous photojournalists were able to record the unfolding events while also giving people a personal look at the impacts and tragedies of war.
Included as part of this historical exhibition are archival materials, objects, and oral histories from the Upcountry History Museum’s permanent collection.
[Images: (Color photograph) UHM-Vietnam AP_c17 (AP Photo), U.S. Marines move through a landing zone, December 1969. (Black and white photograph) UHM-Vietnam AP_206 (AP Photo/Hugh Van Es), A wounded paratrooper of the 101st Airborne Division is helped through a blinding rainstorm by two medics after being evacuated from Hamburger Hill in May 1969.]