Agent Orange: Collateral Damage in Vietnam|
by Philip Jones Griffiths (Photographer)
Philip Jones Griffiths, president of Magnum Photos for five years, created in
Vietnam, Inc. a record of the war in almost Biblical proportions. No one who has
seen it will forget its haunting images. In Agent Orange, he adds a postscript
that is equally unforgettable.
About the Author
Philip Jones Griffiths was born in Rhuddian, Wales in 1936. While studying
pharmacy in Liverpool he became a part-time photographer for The Manchester
Guardian, and later joined The Observer newspaper. He covered the Algerian war
in 1962, and since then has covered most of the major conflicts throughout the
world. His epic book, Vietnam, Inc., published in 1971 and recently re-published
by Phaidon Press, is recognised as pivotal in changing US attitudes to the war.
Agent Orange is, in some ways, his epilogue to that great work, and reflects not
only his commitment to a valid, if cataclysmic, explanation of war, but also to
the people of Vietnam.
Hardcover: 178 pages
Publisher: Trolley (August 1, 2004)