History is not a fixed set of facts. In reality, it is a collection of ideas, images, and information that enough people have chosen to preserve and disseminate. Necessarily, more is lost to time than is remembered. Photographs, and visual media generally, play an especially important role in this process of shaping collective memory of an event. During the Vietnam War, for example, photographs and footage brought the conflict home to the American people. Given how large the canon of Vietnam War photojournalism is and the level of infamy much of it has achieved, it may be surprising to learn that a wellspring of Vietnam War photos from a source other than photojournalists has been largely ignored: the works of military photographers.
Vietnamese Women: The Hard Truth They Don’t Want You To Know
Napalm Girl: The Surprising Story Behind The Iconic Photo
By now you know how easy it is to get sex with Thai girls and Indonesian girls, but how about getting sex in Vietnam? You see, unlike most of the girls in Thailand and the Phils— Vietnamese women value relationships. They seem to hold old-school values like cooking, cleaning, and general homemaking near and dear to their hearts. For this reason, they prefer to seek out men for longer-term engagements. The truth is, Vietnam currently falls more on the longer-term end of things, but is starting to shift towards the more short-term, hookup culture.
20 Harrowing Pictures From The Front Lines Of Vietnam
A censorship battle ensued. The picture, taken by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut, has become an icon of conflict photography. The faces of collateral damage and friendly fire are generally not seen. This was not the case with nine-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phuc.
The most influential photos always have a story attached to them. Napalm Girl, caught in a moment of desperation in , encapsulated the terror of the U. The legend of Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the girl in question, was simple and gratifying to opponents of the war. A young girl, naked, runs screaming toward the camera in agony after a napalm attack incinerated her village, her clothes, and then her skin. That girl is Kim Phuc.