In this powerful Image Magnum photographer Philip Jones Griffiths, renowned for his coverage of the Vietnam war, portrays the face of a young British soldier in Northern Ireland seen through a lacerated riot shield.
|Medium||Digital fibre based print|
|Dimensions||40.2 x 50.8 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2006|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
Welsh photographer Philip Jones Griffiths studied pharmacy and worked as a chemist before he became a full-time freelance photographer in 1961. In 1962 Griffiths covered the war in Algeria, and from 1966 to 1971 he photographed the effects of war on the Vietnamese people. The resulting publication 'Vietnam Inc.' become a classic of photojournalism. He also photographed the Yom Kippur War and worked in Cambodia and Thailand. He became president of Magnum Photos in 1980.View Artist
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