Through the Lens of Culture
 

“I never associated advertisements with having an author.”
- Richard Prince
 
Manny Garcia, 2006.
 
Essay 4 Due on Thursday!
Shepard Fairey, Obama Hope poster, 2008.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vietnam War
1955 - 1975
   
Vietnam 1960s
Young Marine waits on the beach during
Da Nang landing, August 3, 1965.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“In taking this picture, I had destroyed his [the South Vietnamese general’s] life.  For General Loan had become a man condemned both in his country and in America because he had killed an enemy in war.  People do this all the time in war, but rarely is a photographer there to record the act.” - Eddie Adams

Eddie Adams, General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing Viet Cong prisoner Nguyen Van Lém, Saigon, 1968.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Napalm Strike

Huynh Cong (Nick) Ut, Children Fleeing a Napalm Strike, 1972.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phan Ti Kim Phuc and Nick Ut meet Queen Elizabeth II,  2000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

utntiled

Partial transcript of the Mike Wallace interview with Paul Meadlo in which he describes his participation in the My Lai massacre:

Q. So you fired something like sixty-seven shots?
A. Right.
Q. And you killed how many? At that time?
A. Well, I fired them automatic, so you can't- You just spray the area on them and so you can't know how many you killed 'cause they were going fast. So I might have killed ten or fifteen of them.
Q. Men, women, and children?
A. Men, women, and children.
Q. And babies?
A. And babies.

Ron Haeberle & Peter Brant, Q. And Babies/ A. And Babies, 1970.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kent State

John Paul Filo, 14-year-old Mary Ann Vecchio kneels over the dead body of Jeffrey Miller, who was shot by the Ohio National Guard during the Kent State shootings, 1970.

 

Kent State student Alan Canfora speaks about the shooting of his friend, Jeffrey Milller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watts Riots, August 1965.
Detroit Riot, July 23, 1967.
   
Six days of unrest, 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, 3,438 arrests, and over $40 million in property damage
Five days of unrest, 43 dead, 1,189 injured, over 7,200 arrests, and more than 2,000 buildings destroyed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draft Card Burning, 1969.

Freedom Trash Can at feminist rally outside Miss America Pageant, 1969.
   
The first lottery drawing for the Vietnam War was held in the Selective Service National Headquarters in Washington DC on December 1st, 1969. Approximately 850,000 men were affected by this event.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tulsa cover

"i was born in Tulsa Oklahoma in 1943. when i was sixteen i started shooting amphetamine. i shot with my friends everyday for three years and then left town but I've gone back through the years. once the needle goes in it never comes out." - Larry Clark
Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tulsa

Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accidental Gunshot Wound

Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pregnant Woman Shooting Up

Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby in Coffin

Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.

 

“Yeah, you’re right. It’s like, I call myself a moralist and my friends fall down laughing. But it’s true! Look at the work—everyone always comments on the photo in Tulsa of a pregnant girl shooting up, like it’s exploitative. Look at the next photo! It’s a funeral. Of a dead baby. I’m always trying to get at the consequences of actions. And if it’s titillating? Well, sometimes I’m dealing with good-looking people having sex, sure, but that’s not the point. The point is the consequences.” - Larry Clark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids

Larry Clark, Assorted scenes from Kids, 1996.

 

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