May 13, 2010 thru July 11, 2010
Eddie Adams: Vietnam
Special Exhibits Gallery
Photograph © 2009 Eddie Adams from Eddie Adams: Vietnam, Umbrage Editions 2009.
Generous support for Eddie Adams: Vietnam is provided by The Vallone Family of Companies.
Legendary photojournalist Eddie Adams worked for The Associated Press, Time, and Parade, and he enjoyed a 45-year career that covered thirteen wars. While amassing 500 photojournalism awards, his most influential image was that of Nguyen Ngoc Loan, then national police chief of South Vietnam, firing a bullet at the head of a Vietcong prisoner standing at arm's length on a Saigon street: The 1968 Pulitzer prize was awarded to Adams for capturing this iconic image that reflected the brutality of the last century.
As a working photographer, Adams' images were never exhibited, and we are proud to be the first museum to exhibit this collection of photographs to celebrate his extraordinary record of our world. This exhibit includes 50 black and white images from Vietnam, including his highly influential images of the Vietnam boat people, which were presented to Congress and subsequently influenced the government's decision to admit 200,000 South Vietnamese refugees to the United States.
In conjunction with this special exhibit, the museum education department has developed resources for teachers to help incorporate the exhibit and the Vietnam War in their classrooms. Resources will be available in March. For more information, please contact us at 845.583.2097 or education@BethelWoodsCenter.org. To find detailed information about all educational offerings click here.
Free admission for U.S. Military Veterans with sign-in and U.S. Military Active duty, Retired, and Reserve troops with ID and sign-in.
To host The Wall That Heals and to present these free programs and related activities, a substantial amount of money must be raised to bring this traveling exhibit to Sullivan County. To offset the cost, area Veteran's Groups and public servants have volunteered their assistance and local businesses will offer their financial support.
Please consider a contribution to help make this opportunity available to our community.
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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Attn: Memorial Wall
PO Box 222
Liberty, NY 12754
All dates, acts, times and ticket prices subject to change without notice.
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