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Dark Odyssey 
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191 pages 
Published 1996 
A former president of the Magnum photo agency, journalist Philip Jones Griffiths has covered Vietnam, Northern Ireland, war-torn parts of Africa, and other trouble spots. The author of a well-regarded 1971 book Vietnam Inc., here he collects many of his best pictures. Photojournalism as art is an uncomfortable format, especially when the photos are of war. Here, the ethical validity of the images looms as large as their visual impact. These photos reveal Griffiths' talent for spotting the incongruous in the midst of chaos. An image of a half-black Vietnamese schoolgirl sitting in a schoolroom is typical, identifying the long-lasting legacy of war.  
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Griffiths's photographs played a significant role in enlightening Americans about their country's role in the Vietnam War. First compiled in Vietnam, Inc. (Collier, 1971. o.p.), they are among the most gruesome and unforgettable antiwar images ever made. A Welshman by birth, Griffiths has since the 1950s photographed in 140 countries as well as his native Wales, where he produced haunting images of coal miners and working-class children. Other photographs document the British presence in... read more

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Vietnam, Inc. 
Philip Jones Griffiths (Photographer)
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Philip Jones Griffiths: Agent Orange 
Philip Jones Griffiths (Photographer)
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Philip Jones Griffiths: Vietnam at Peace 
Philip Jones Griffiths (Photographer)
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Dark Odyssey 
Philip Jones Griffiths (Photographer); & Murray Sayle (Introduction)
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