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Visual Dispatches from the Vietnam War

posted Nov 12, 2013, 5:20 AM by mjozokos@sau61.org
Farmington High is excited to have the Vietnam War exhibit from the Currier Museum of Art and guest speakers on campus Thursday, November 14th at 10:00am as we thank those who have served and currently serve in the military. This exhibition presents 35 iconic photographs that brought the Vietnam War to the dinner table of every American household. Photographers Horst Faas, Henri Huet, Eddie Adams, Larry Burrows and Don McCullin provided the definitive visual record for one the most important events in 20th century American history. They laid bare the horrors of combat with directness never before seen, causing many to question the morality of war. That these images influenced public opinion of the Vietnam War and hastened its end is a testament to the visual power and authority of the medium and the courage and artistry of their makers, many of whom died on the battlefield. Special thanks to Megan Bonti for working with the administration to coordinate this event.