Thursday, February 10, 2011

Forty years ago today a chopper went down

It was 40 years ago today that a chopper was shot dow over Laos and all on board were missing and presumed dead. Four news photographers were on board; Larry burrows of Life Magazine, Kent Potter of UPI, Keisaburo Shimamoto of Newsweek and Henri Huet from AP in Saigon.

Huet's shot of Medic Thomas Cole, with his face bandaged, tending another soldier was a Life Magazine cover, and won the Robert Capa Award in 1966.
Today a large show of Huet's work opens at the "Maison du regard" and Centre for Contemporary Photographic Research in Paris. Check it out if you're in town.
Rob Skeoch

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