An exhibit of gripping Vietnam War photos by The Associated Press has been extended a few days by a New York gallery due to popular demand.
The exhibit at the Steven Kasher Gallery – culled from “Vietnam: The Real War,” AP’s newly published photo history – was due to close Nov. 30, but will remain on view Tuesday through Thursday (Dec. 5) of this week.
“The show has been a huge success,” Kasher said. “Visitors to the gallery have been coming in by the hundreds, more than for any show we have mounted. We have received many thanks for a powerful, disturbing and educational show.”
Kasher also noted the critical praise that the exhibit has drawn, including a New York Times review last week.
"Indelible images are here, but with before-and-after shots that heighten their impact,” Times critic Holland Cotter wrote. “In a sequence by Eddie Adams, we see a Viet Cong prisoner led through a Saigon street before being shot in the head by a South Vietnamese police chief. Even more shocking are Malcolm W. Browne’s 1963 pictures of the self-immolation of the Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc. The sequence is so calm: A procession of monks and nuns files into an open intersection; one monk assumes a lotus position on the ground; a fellow monk pours gasoline over him; then flames."
Other AP photographers represented in the exhibit include Horst Faas, Henri Huet and Nick Ut.
The Kasher Gallery, located at 521 W. 23rd St. in Manhattan, is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The phone number is 212-966-3978.
"Vietnam: The Real War" (Abrams; 304 pages; 300 photographs; U.S. $40.00/Canada $45.00/UK £25.00) has been named one of the year’s best coffee-table books by The Times.