In the picture with Philip Jones Griffiths – Vietnam Trilogy – FULLY BOOKED

Talk Thursday 24th January, 2008

Philip Jones Griffiths, widely considered to be one of the greatest war photographers of the twentieth century presents his Vietnam Trilogy; photographs from the books that became classics of photojournalism and had a major influence on American perceptions of the war.

Griffiths joined the Magnum Photo Agency in 1966 after stints with the Sunday Times and Observer, before he first travelled to South East Asia. His seminal work, Vietnam Inc, was published in 1971 and has been cited as the most effective book of photojournalism published on the war.

He worked throughout Asia in the 1970s before relocating to New York to serve as president of Magnum for a record five years between 1980-85.

His two other works on Vietnam, Agent Orange and Vietnam at Peace, were published in 2003 and 2005 respectively by Trolley books.