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The True Story Behind an Iconic Vietnam War Photo Was Nearly Erased — Until Now

Screenshot of article posted at The New York TimesCross-posted from the New York Times Magazine. [by Michael Shaw]  Every photographer knows that a photograph is not evidence of the truth, but an interpretation.  Other interpretations stem from the picture itself, and not always to the benefit of the truth.

The True Story Behind an Iconic Vietnam War Photo Was Nearly Erased — Until Now

A celebrated book and a major museum exhibition revealed the harrowing tale behind the image of a wounded Marine. Their version was wrong.

 

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