Horst Faas (1933 – 2012)

“You can’t photograph a flying bullet, but you can capture genuine fear.”

I was lucky enough to see some of Pulitzer Prize-winning combat photographer Horst Fass’ work on a recent trip to Vietnam. It was both beautiful and harrowing, in that way only war photography can be.  He died on Thursday last week, aged 79.

Read Richard Pyle’s fascinating New York Times essay on his fellow Vietnam photographer here.

Faas’ obituary from The Guardian is here.


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