Continuing my series of photobook presentations: David Douglas Duncan's I Protest! (watch in HD to see the details)
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- Great find. Khe Sanh was a very famous battle/siege in 1968 that resembled in certain ways the French defeat in 1954 at Dien Bien Phu, which basically ended the French effort in Indochina. The airplane and helicopter shots in "I Protest" are important because they represent the only way in and out of Khe Sanh for US forces, and as Duncan's photos demonstrate, departures and arrivals could be very dangerous.
It's all on Wikipedia, as is the biography of Duncan, a very famous war PJ in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
The layout seems very much of the day, a mix of bleeds and margins and grid variations. The narrative sequences you point out remind of the (devastating) ones in Luc Delahaye's Winterreise.
Enjoying these video reviews of books. Thanks
EEJul 20, 2011
- Thank you, Eric!Jul 20, 2011
- The Ransom Center in Austin has his archive and a good website of his work. http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/ddd/
There is also a video that goes with the pictures.
http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/multimedia/video/2005/ddd/video2.htmlJul 20, 2011
- Huge DDD fan. Thanks for this.Jul 22, 2011
- Jul 25, 2011