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Exhibit and panels mark publication of AP Vietnam photo history

“Vietnam: The Real War” (Abrams; Oct. 1, 2013; 304 pages; 300 photographs; US $40.00/CAN $45.00/UK £25)

NEW YORK — The photojournalists who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press created one of the great visual legacies of the 20th century. Many of those powerful images are now collected in a new book, “Vietnam: The Real War,” published today by Abrams Books.

In a recent preview, The New York Times called it a “seminal new collection of Vietnam War photos by the AP, which pretty much owned the franchise.”


To mark the book’s debut, which includes 300 photographs and an evocative introduction by writer Pete Hamill, the Steven Kasher Gallery (521 W. 23rd St. in New York) will host a companion exhibit of many iconic and rarely seen images that opens Oct. 24 and runs through Nov. 30. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

In addition, AP is planning other book-related events: 

•    Oct. 26: The Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.) will present a discussion of  war photography, then and now, with Santiago Lyon, AP’s director of photography, and Hal Buell, photo director for AP during the Vietnam War. The 2:30 p.m. event is free with regular paid admission to the Newseum and seating is on a space-available basis. A book signing will follow.

•    Nov. 14: Arnett and Lyon will join AP  photographer Julie Jacobson, previously embedded with U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and former AP correspondent Mike Cerre for a 6 p.m. discussion about war photography at the Marines’ Memorial Theater (609 Sutter St., San Francisco). Robert Rosenthal, executive director of the Center for Investigative Reporting, will moderate.

•    Nov. 15: Arnett, Lyon, Jacobson and Cerre will resume their discussion at Book Passage (51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, Calif.) at 7 p.m.

Learn more about the book and AP’s coverage of the Vietnam War at:


Paul Colford
Director of Media Relations
The Associated Press

Erin Madigan White
Sr. Manager Media Relations
The Associated Press

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