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Thames & Hudson
Vietnam, February 2003
The consummate record of the Vietnam War by one of the conflict's consummate photographers.
About the Author
Tim Page won acclaim for his coverage of the Vietnam War in the 1960s. Since then, his work has received numerous awards and has been the subject of several books and films. His books include Tim Page's Nam, Sri Lanka, Ten Years After: Vietnam Today, Page after Page, and Mid-Term Report. He also co-edited with Horst Faas the award-winning book Requiem, which featured the work of all the photographers killed during the Indochinese wars between 1945 and 1975.
A legendary photographer finds hope and enlightenment in wartorn Asia. Tim Page's photographs of the Vietnam War brought its horrific reality before the eyes of the world. Since then, his images of the conflicts in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos have been published, broadcast, and exhibited to universal praise. In the years following the war, Page has returned to Indochina some thirty times, always open to chance encounters, but with an ever-increasing awareness of the true concerns and beliefs of those who live there. No other Western photographer knows the region as intimately as he does, and no other photographer can capture the hopes, fears, and memories of its people as memorably. Now, he has carefully selected and arranged the finest photographs from his journeys across this ancient and intensely spiritual land. Presented in three parts-"Road," "Quest," and "Passage"-Page's personal accounts of his visits back to Indochina and his stunning full-page photography provide a unique and emotional portrait of a deeply religious society whose age-old Buddhist principles have endured to this day, still guiding every aspect of life despite the devastating interruption of modern warfare. 136 photographs, 126 in color.