zondag 31 mei 2009

Dutch Seen New York Rediscovered Photography

Dutch Seen
Napkin, 2009 copyright: Hendrik Kerstens

Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered Jun 10 through Sep 13, 2009

The Museum of the City of New York and Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam present Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered. Guest curated by Kathy Ryan, Photo Editor of The New York Times Magazine, the exhibition will mark the 400th anniversary of the Dutch arrival in Manhattan and feature the work of contemporary Dutch photographers.

Through their considered gaze, the participating Dutch photographers will give a portrait of what New York City is today. The rich diversity, energy, tolerance, and commerce the Dutch brought with them to the first settlements, along with the stunning landscape that originally attracted the Dutch to the region 400 years ago still define New York City today and will be clearly visible in the photographs on display. The concept of the exhibition is created around the theme ‘portrait of the city’. The exhibition will consist of portraiture, landscapes, still lives, conceptual photographs, and documentary photography. It will be modern work, firmly rooted within the Dutch tradition.

This exhibition presents New Yorkers with some of the most exciting imagery in the photographic medium being done by the Dutch. The artists featured in the exhibition range from the legendary Rineke Dijkstra to emerging artists who are just now gaining recognition. Participating artists include: Morad Bouchakour, Misha de Ridder, Wijnanda Deroo, Rineke Dijkstra, Charlotte Dumas, Hendrik Kerstens, Arno Nollen, Erwin Olaf, Jaap Scheeren, Danielle van Ark, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and Hellen van Meene. The majority of the work in the exhibition will be created and premiered in this exhibition. A fully illustrated catalogue featuring work created by all of the participating photographers shall accompany the exhibition.

For a preview, check out the New York Times slideshow here


To mark the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of Manhattan, Foam (Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam) is teaming up with the Amsterdam City Archives and the John Adams Institute to organise an exhibition about Amsterdam, as seen through the eyes of four New York photographers. Gus Powell, Carl Wooley, Richard Rothman and Joshua Lutz were each commissioned to explore a different aspect of the city: the street, the night, the water and the outskirts. This commission has resulted in surprising images, which show an unknown side of Amsterdam. Lees verder ...


Dutch Seen New York Rediscovered Photography

Dutch Seen
Napkin, 2009 copyright: Hendrik Kerstens

Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered Jun 10 through Sep 13, 2009

The Museum of the City of New York and Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam present Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered. Guest curated by Kathy Ryan, Photo Editor of The New York Times Magazine, the exhibition will mark the 400th anniversary of the Dutch arrival in Manhattan and feature the work of contemporary Dutch photographers.

Through their considered gaze, the participating Dutch photographers will give a portrait of what New York City is today. The rich diversity, energy, tolerance, and commerce the Dutch brought with them to the first settlements, along with the stunning landscape that originally attracted the Dutch to the region 400 years ago still define New York City today and will be clearly visible in the photographs on display. The concept of the exhibition is created around the theme ‘portrait of the city’. The exhibition will consist of portraiture, landscapes, still lives, conceptual photographs, and documentary photography. It will be modern work, firmly rooted within the Dutch tradition.

This exhibition presents New Yorkers with some of the most exciting imagery in the photographic medium being done by the Dutch. The artists featured in the exhibition range from the legendary Rineke Dijkstra to emerging artists who are just now gaining recognition. Participating artists include: Morad Bouchakour, Misha de Ridder, Wijnanda Deroo, Rineke Dijkstra, Charlotte Dumas, Hendrik Kerstens, Arno Nollen, Erwin Olaf, Jaap Scheeren, Danielle van Ark, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and Hellen van Meene. The majority of the work in the exhibition will be created and premiered in this exhibition. A fully illustrated catalogue featuring work created by all of the participating photographers shall accompany the exhibition.

For a preview, check out the New York Times slideshow here


To mark the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of Manhattan, Foam (Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam) is teaming up with the Amsterdam City Archives and the John Adams Institute to organise an exhibition about Amsterdam, as seen through the eyes of four New York photographers. Gus Powell, Carl Wooley, Richard Rothman and Joshua Lutz were each commissioned to explore a different aspect of the city: the street, the night, the water and the outskirts. This commission has resulted in surprising images, which show an unknown side of Amsterdam. Lees verder ...


dinsdag 26 mei 2009

La ferme du Garet Raymond Depardon Photography


Located one kilometer from the Saône River and 500 meters from the Paris-Lyon freeway, this farm belongs to Raymond Depardon’s parents. The house dates back to the sixteenth century. That’s where Raymond Depardon took his first photographs. That’s where he grew up. First prints, first emotions. La Ferme du Garet is not only an autobiographical book but it is also “a place that has many like it throughout France. Yesterday, it was the countryside, today it is the city’s periphery. And tomorrow ?” asks the photographer while contently mixing memory-filled black and white pictures with more recent color pictures, which allow him to assess the time that’s gone by. Read more ...

Format: Softcover Pages: 320 Size: 7 4/5 x 6 1/4" Publishers: Editions Carré (Paris, 1995); Actes Sud (Arles, 1997+2003)



"Raymond Depardon has helped revolutionize photojournalism in France over the past 30 years. His first photographs were taken on his parents' farm in 1954. After working for the Delmas agency (1960-1962), in 1967 he founded the Gamma agency with Gilles Caron, Hubert Henrotte and Hugues Vassal. As a press photographer he has carried out assignments all over the world, from Chile to Chad and Venice to Afghanistan. A witness to the revolution in Chad, in 1978 he published the collection Tchad. Around the same time, he joined the Magnum agency, of which he is currently European vice-president. He has covered nearly all the leading events of the past twenty years, from Vietnam to the fall of the Berlin wall and the Lebanon war." Fondation Cartier --

"A largely self-taught photographer who learned through experience in the field, Depardon belongs to a generation of French photographers reluctant to overinterpret their subjects. In the long run, the photographer could only be absolutely sure of his or her own identity, which is why several of Depardon's publications are autobiographical. His wide range has enabled him to approach with equal talent news, sports, war photography, in-depth reportage, and advertising. His current interests are film-making and numerous photographic projects."Magnum Photos --

La ferme du Garet Raymond Depardon Photography


Located one kilometer from the Saône River and 500 meters from the Paris-Lyon freeway, this farm belongs to Raymond Depardon’s parents. The house dates back to the sixteenth century. That’s where Raymond Depardon took his first photographs. That’s where he grew up. First prints, first emotions. La Ferme du Garet is not only an autobiographical book but it is also “a place that has many like it throughout France. Yesterday, it was the countryside, today it is the city’s periphery. And tomorrow ?” asks the photographer while contently mixing memory-filled black and white pictures with more recent color pictures, which allow him to assess the time that’s gone by. Read more ...

Format: Softcover Pages: 320 Size: 7 4/5 x 6 1/4" Publishers: Editions Carré (Paris, 1995); Actes Sud (Arles, 1997+2003)



"Raymond Depardon has helped revolutionize photojournalism in France over the past 30 years. His first photographs were taken on his parents' farm in 1954. After working for the Delmas agency (1960-1962), in 1967 he founded the Gamma agency with Gilles Caron, Hubert Henrotte and Hugues Vassal. As a press photographer he has carried out assignments all over the world, from Chile to Chad and Venice to Afghanistan. A witness to the revolution in Chad, in 1978 he published the collection Tchad. Around the same time, he joined the Magnum agency, of which he is currently European vice-president. He has covered nearly all the leading events of the past twenty years, from Vietnam to the fall of the Berlin wall and the Lebanon war." Fondation Cartier --

"A largely self-taught photographer who learned through experience in the field, Depardon belongs to a generation of French photographers reluctant to overinterpret their subjects. In the long run, the photographer could only be absolutely sure of his or her own identity, which is why several of Depardon's publications are autobiographical. His wide range has enabled him to approach with equal talent news, sports, war photography, in-depth reportage, and advertising. His current interests are film-making and numerous photographic projects."Magnum Photos --

zaterdag 23 mei 2009

The provoking photography of Bruce Gilden - A Beautiful Catastrophe

Bruce Gilden - A Beautiful Catastrophe by Maciej Dakowicz








Bruce Gilden on Magum website

"A Beautiful Catastrophe" is the craziest photography book I have seen so far. I just bought it second hand on Amazon for less than £10 and it was a great buy. In this book Bruce shoots in the streets of New York with a Leica camera. He shoots strangers. He doesn't ask for permission. And he uses a flash on cord. He is big and scares lots of people suddenly jumping in front of them and blinding them with his flash. Crazy stuff.

and he says: "I'm known for taking pictures very close, and the older I get, the closer I get." yeah, we can see that...

The provoking photography of Bruce Gilden - A Beautiful Catastrophe

Bruce Gilden - A Beautiful Catastrophe by Maciej Dakowicz








Bruce Gilden on Magum website

"A Beautiful Catastrophe" is the craziest photography book I have seen so far. I just bought it second hand on Amazon for less than £10 and it was a great buy. In this book Bruce shoots in the streets of New York with a Leica camera. He shoots strangers. He doesn't ask for permission. And he uses a flash on cord. He is big and scares lots of people suddenly jumping in front of them and blinding them with his flash. Crazy stuff.

and he says: "I'm known for taking pictures very close, and the older I get, the closer I get." yeah, we can see that...

woensdag 20 mei 2009

Petra Stavast Niels Stomps WassinkLundgren Pieter ten Hoopen Epson Photo Festival Naarden 2009 Photography



Live programma met één of meerdere gasten uit de wereld van cultuur en media. Presentatie: Petra Possel, Jellie Brouwer en Frenk van der Linden.

In een hete zomer stuitte fotografe Petra Stavast in het diepe, arme zuiden van Italië op een verlaten en leeggeplunderd huis, waar ze foto’s en brieven van een broer aan zijn zus vond. Ze ging op zoek naar de broer die al jaren in de VS bleek te wonen. Daarmee was een schitterende fotoreportage geboren, die nu te zien is op het Fotofestival Naarden. Presentatie Petra Possel

Scherer-prijs voor Niels Stomps 25 mei 2009 » door Photoq

De Foto Kees Scherer Prijs is toegekend aan Niels Stomps voor het fotoboek Mist. De prijs, een geldsom van vijfduizend euro, is bestemd voor de Nederlandse fotograaf cq permanent in Nederland gevestigde fotograaf van het beste fotoboek, dat in de twee jaar voorafgaand aan het uitreiken van de prijs, is verschenen.

De tweejaarlijkse prijs is in 1993 ingesteld door de Stichting FotoArchief Kees Scherer. De ruim 130 fotoboeken, die hebben meegedongen naar de Foto Kees Scherer Prijs 2009 zijn tentoongesteld in het Andreashuis in de Turfpoortstraat in Naarden Vesting, in het kader van het Epson FotoFestival Naarden (16 mei t/m 14 juni). U kunt hier alle boeken inzien.

Boek bekijken en/of bestellen:
www.nielsstomps.nl



‘Naarden’ slachtoffer vandalisme 23 mei 2009 » door Photoq

Onbekenden hebben afgelopen nacht twee foto’s ontvreemd uit de de tentoonstelling Don’t smile now…save it for later! van WassinkLundgren, die ondereel uitmaakt van het Epson FotoFestival Naarden. Van de op zeildoek geprinte foto’s werd er één in zijn geheel losgehaald en meegenomen, terwijl een ander beeld is los gesneden uit het doek en meegenomen.

De tentoonstelling is te zien in ‘De Kathedraal’ een openluchttentoonstelling die is opgesteld in een grote constructie van steigerpalen. Deze wordt ‘s avonds afgesloten, maar niet permanent bewaakt. Hoeveel daders er waren en wat de beweegredenen zouden kunnen zijn, is een raadsel.

De organisatie gaat voorlopig uit van vandalisme en gaat aangifte doen bij de politie.

www.fotofestivalnaarden.nl


Petra Stavast Niels Stomps WassinkLundgren Pieter ten Hoopen Epson Photo Festival Naarden 2009 Photography



Live programma met één of meerdere gasten uit de wereld van cultuur en media. Presentatie: Petra Possel, Jellie Brouwer en Frenk van der Linden.

In een hete zomer stuitte fotografe Petra Stavast in het diepe, arme zuiden van Italië op een verlaten en leeggeplunderd huis, waar ze foto’s en brieven van een broer aan zijn zus vond. Ze ging op zoek naar de broer die al jaren in de VS bleek te wonen. Daarmee was een schitterende fotoreportage geboren, die nu te zien is op het Fotofestival Naarden. Presentatie Petra Possel

Scherer-prijs voor Niels Stomps 25 mei 2009 » door Photoq

De Foto Kees Scherer Prijs is toegekend aan Niels Stomps voor het fotoboek Mist. De prijs, een geldsom van vijfduizend euro, is bestemd voor de Nederlandse fotograaf cq permanent in Nederland gevestigde fotograaf van het beste fotoboek, dat in de twee jaar voorafgaand aan het uitreiken van de prijs, is verschenen.

De tweejaarlijkse prijs is in 1993 ingesteld door de Stichting FotoArchief Kees Scherer. De ruim 130 fotoboeken, die hebben meegedongen naar de Foto Kees Scherer Prijs 2009 zijn tentoongesteld in het Andreashuis in de Turfpoortstraat in Naarden Vesting, in het kader van het Epson FotoFestival Naarden (16 mei t/m 14 juni). U kunt hier alle boeken inzien.

Boek bekijken en/of bestellen:
www.nielsstomps.nl



‘Naarden’ slachtoffer vandalisme 23 mei 2009 » door Photoq

Onbekenden hebben afgelopen nacht twee foto’s ontvreemd uit de de tentoonstelling Don’t smile now…save it for later! van WassinkLundgren, die ondereel uitmaakt van het Epson FotoFestival Naarden. Van de op zeildoek geprinte foto’s werd er één in zijn geheel losgehaald en meegenomen, terwijl een ander beeld is los gesneden uit het doek en meegenomen.

De tentoonstelling is te zien in ‘De Kathedraal’ een openluchttentoonstelling die is opgesteld in een grote constructie van steigerpalen. Deze wordt ‘s avonds afgesloten, maar niet permanent bewaakt. Hoeveel daders er waren en wat de beweegredenen zouden kunnen zijn, is een raadsel.

De organisatie gaat voorlopig uit van vandalisme en gaat aangifte doen bij de politie.

www.fotofestivalnaarden.nl


dinsdag 19 mei 2009

Stories and Renewing Epson Photography Festival Naarden 2009


Epson Photography Festival Naarden
When:16 May - 14 Jun 2009 (biennial)
Where:Naarden

The biennial Epson Photography Festival in Naarden celebrates the versatility of photography through a series of exhibitions, workshops and other activities. In its 11th year, the 2009 festival, in various locations around the city, is themed "Stories and Renewing."

Please visit the festival website for full details of the schedule and exhibiting photographers.
Related Information
Website:Epson Photography Festival Naarden

Op het elfde Epson FotoFestival Naarden is nieuw, nog niet eerder tentoongesteld werk te zien van liefst dertig jonge Nederlandse toptalenten. Bij alle verschillen is de overeenkomst dat zij in hun boeiende series verhalend werk laten zien. Daarvoor reisden zij de hele wereld over. Van Italië tot Spitsbergen en van Rusland tot de Verenigde Staten.

Zo toont Rob Hornstra in 101 Billionaires de keerzijde van de Russische droom. Pieter ten Hoopen, World Press Photo-winnaar Dagelijks Leven in 2008, portretteerde de inwoners van het Amerikaanse plaatsje Hungry Horse, Montana. Petra Stavast combineert in Libero eigen werk, gevonden foto's, brieven en interviews om het vervallen Italiaanse dorpje Calabria tot leven te brengen. Niels Stomps vertelt in Fire and Snow over de bewoners van Spitsbergen, de meest noordelijke nederzetting ter wereld.

Stefan Ruitenbeek blijft dichter bij huis en belde bij een Eindhovense villa aan om het verhaal van de intrigerende bewoner vast te leggen. Saskia van Imhoff presenteert met verrassende effecten beelden en voorwerpen die zij in haar omgeving verzamelde. Rahi Rezvani, die fotografeert als een speelfilmregisseur, toont in Retreat to Nowhere de impact van oorlog en geweld op een mensenleven. Susan van Hengstum zet je in Evidential Value op het verkeerde been; geloof niet alles wat je ziet.

Behalve van bovenstaande fotografen zijn in Naarden nieuwe series te zien van Monique Scuric (Re-Collect), Thijs Groot Wassink (Don't Smile Now, Save It for Later)(Lichtwolke). Het festival besteedt dit jaar ook veel aandacht aan en Michael Anhalt en Meike Eggers paparazzi-fotografie. Naast foto's van bekende namen zoals Edwin Smulders en Joop van Tellingen, is in dit onderdeel werk te zien van fotografen, zoals Daniëlle van Ark en Agnes van Noorloos, die paparazzi-technieken gebruiken of thema's zoals celebrity en voyeurisme.


Stories and Renewing Epson Photography Festival Naarden 2009


Epson Photography Festival Naarden
When:16 May - 14 Jun 2009 (biennial)
Where:Naarden

The biennial Epson Photography Festival in Naarden celebrates the versatility of photography through a series of exhibitions, workshops and other activities. In its 11th year, the 2009 festival, in various locations around the city, is themed "Stories and Renewing."

Please visit the festival website for full details of the schedule and exhibiting photographers.
Related Information
Website:Epson Photography Festival Naarden

Op het elfde Epson FotoFestival Naarden is nieuw, nog niet eerder tentoongesteld werk te zien van liefst dertig jonge Nederlandse toptalenten. Bij alle verschillen is de overeenkomst dat zij in hun boeiende series verhalend werk laten zien. Daarvoor reisden zij de hele wereld over. Van Italië tot Spitsbergen en van Rusland tot de Verenigde Staten.

Zo toont Rob Hornstra in 101 Billionaires de keerzijde van de Russische droom. Pieter ten Hoopen, World Press Photo-winnaar Dagelijks Leven in 2008, portretteerde de inwoners van het Amerikaanse plaatsje Hungry Horse, Montana. Petra Stavast combineert in Libero eigen werk, gevonden foto's, brieven en interviews om het vervallen Italiaanse dorpje Calabria tot leven te brengen. Niels Stomps vertelt in Fire and Snow over de bewoners van Spitsbergen, de meest noordelijke nederzetting ter wereld.

Stefan Ruitenbeek blijft dichter bij huis en belde bij een Eindhovense villa aan om het verhaal van de intrigerende bewoner vast te leggen. Saskia van Imhoff presenteert met verrassende effecten beelden en voorwerpen die zij in haar omgeving verzamelde. Rahi Rezvani, die fotografeert als een speelfilmregisseur, toont in Retreat to Nowhere de impact van oorlog en geweld op een mensenleven. Susan van Hengstum zet je in Evidential Value op het verkeerde been; geloof niet alles wat je ziet.

Behalve van bovenstaande fotografen zijn in Naarden nieuwe series te zien van Monique Scuric (Re-Collect), Thijs Groot Wassink (Don't Smile Now, Save It for Later)(Lichtwolke). Het festival besteedt dit jaar ook veel aandacht aan en Michael Anhalt en Meike Eggers paparazzi-fotografie. Naast foto's van bekende namen zoals Edwin Smulders en Joop van Tellingen, is in dit onderdeel werk te zien van fotografen, zoals Daniëlle van Ark en Agnes van Noorloos, die paparazzi-technieken gebruiken of thema's zoals celebrity en voyeurisme.


vrijdag 15 mei 2009

Fall of Saigon april 30 1975 by Hubert van Es 1941 - 2009 Photojournalism Photography



Hubert Van Es/Bettmann — Corbis
What the author saw, April 29, 1975: Evacuees climbing to the roof of a downtown Saigon building in order to board an Air America helicopter that would take them to Navy ships off Vietnam.

Hubert van Es

Hubert van Es (1941-2009) was the Dutch photographer who took the well-known photo of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, which shows South Vietnamese civilians scrambling to board a CIA Air America helicopter during the U.S. evacuation of Saigon.

Van Es died in Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, where he had lived after the end of the war, on May 15, 2009 at the age of 67 from a haemorrhagic stroke.

Taking the picture

Van Es, who was working for United Press International, had remained in the city for as long as possible before its occupation by North Vietnamese troops. That day he had taken pictures of Saigonese burning documents that could associate them with the United States as well as that of a Marine confronting a Vietnamese mother and her little boy. Later that day he would take his famous picture:



Around 2:30 in the afternoon, while I was working in the darkroom, I suddenly heard Bert Okuley shout, "Van Es, get out here, there's a chopper on that roof!" I grabbed my camera and the longest lens left in the office - it was only 300 millimeters, but it would have to do - and dashed to the balcony. Looking at the Pittman Apartments, I could see 20 or 30 people on the roof, climbing the ladder to an Air America Huey helicopter. At the top of the ladder stood an American in civilian clothes, pulling people up and shoving them inside. Of course, there was no possibility that all the people on the roof could get into the helicopter, and it took off with 12 or 14 on board. (The recommended maximum for that model was eight.) Those left on the roof waited for hours, hoping for more helicopters to arrive. To no avail. After shooting about 10 frames, I went back to the darkroom to process the film and get a print ready for the regular 5 p.m. transmission to Tokyo from Saigon's telegraph office.[2]

When North Vietnamese troops arrived, Van Es wore a camouflage hat bearing a small plastic Dutch flag printed with the Vietnamese words Boa Chi Hoa Lan ("Dutch Press").

The building in the photo, which has been incorrectly identified as the US Embassy since the 1970s, was not labeled as such by Van Es. Van Es has stated that he wrote, for the caption of his photograph, that the helicopter was taking evacuees off the roof of a building in downtown Saigon (22 Gia Long Street).[2] The current address is 22 Ly Tu Trong Street and they don't allow visitors up on the roof.

Van Es would later cover the Moro Rebellion in the Philippines and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He attempted to return to Vietnam but was not able to do so until 1990.

Notes

  1. ^ Lucas, Dean. "Famous Pictures Magazine - Vietnam Airlift". http://www.famouspictures.org/mag/index.php?title=Vietnam_Airlift. Retrieved on 2007-06-01.
  2. ^ a b HUBERT VAN ES (April 29, 2005). "Thirty Years at 300 Millimeters" (HTML). New York Times. http://www.mishalov.com/Vietnam_finalescape.html. Retrieved on 2007-07-24.


Fall of Saigon april 30 1975 by Hubert van Es 1941 - 2009 Photojournalism Photography



Hubert Van Es/Bettmann — Corbis
What the author saw, April 29, 1975: Evacuees climbing to the roof of a downtown Saigon building in order to board an Air America helicopter that would take them to Navy ships off Vietnam.

Hubert van Es

Hubert van Es (1941-2009) was the Dutch photographer who took the well-known photo of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, which shows South Vietnamese civilians scrambling to board a CIA Air America helicopter during the U.S. evacuation of Saigon.

Van Es died in Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, where he had lived after the end of the war, on May 15, 2009 at the age of 67 from a haemorrhagic stroke.

Taking the picture

Van Es, who was working for United Press International, had remained in the city for as long as possible before its occupation by North Vietnamese troops. That day he had taken pictures of Saigonese burning documents that could associate them with the United States as well as that of a Marine confronting a Vietnamese mother and her little boy. Later that day he would take his famous picture:



Around 2:30 in the afternoon, while I was working in the darkroom, I suddenly heard Bert Okuley shout, "Van Es, get out here, there's a chopper on that roof!" I grabbed my camera and the longest lens left in the office - it was only 300 millimeters, but it would have to do - and dashed to the balcony. Looking at the Pittman Apartments, I could see 20 or 30 people on the roof, climbing the ladder to an Air America Huey helicopter. At the top of the ladder stood an American in civilian clothes, pulling people up and shoving them inside. Of course, there was no possibility that all the people on the roof could get into the helicopter, and it took off with 12 or 14 on board. (The recommended maximum for that model was eight.) Those left on the roof waited for hours, hoping for more helicopters to arrive. To no avail. After shooting about 10 frames, I went back to the darkroom to process the film and get a print ready for the regular 5 p.m. transmission to Tokyo from Saigon's telegraph office.[2]

When North Vietnamese troops arrived, Van Es wore a camouflage hat bearing a small plastic Dutch flag printed with the Vietnamese words Boa Chi Hoa Lan ("Dutch Press").

The building in the photo, which has been incorrectly identified as the US Embassy since the 1970s, was not labeled as such by Van Es. Van Es has stated that he wrote, for the caption of his photograph, that the helicopter was taking evacuees off the roof of a building in downtown Saigon (22 Gia Long Street).[2] The current address is 22 Ly Tu Trong Street and they don't allow visitors up on the roof.

Van Es would later cover the Moro Rebellion in the Philippines and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He attempted to return to Vietnam but was not able to do so until 1990.

Notes

  1. ^ Lucas, Dean. "Famous Pictures Magazine - Vietnam Airlift". http://www.famouspictures.org/mag/index.php?title=Vietnam_Airlift. Retrieved on 2007-06-01.
  2. ^ a b HUBERT VAN ES (April 29, 2005). "Thirty Years at 300 Millimeters" (HTML). New York Times. http://www.mishalov.com/Vietnam_finalescape.html. Retrieved on 2007-07-24.