Obituary: Celebrated Combat Photographer David Douglas Duncan, 102

June 8, 2018

© David Douglas Duncan/David Douglas Duncan Papers and Photography Collection, Courtesy Harry Ransom Center

Con Thien, 1967. David Douglas Duncan captioned the photo: “One man was black—one was white; the endless nights and days, the rain-flooded trench, constant enemy shelling, cigarettes, and the grim life which they shared were the same.”

  David Douglas Duncan, one of the most celebrated combat photographers of the 20th century, died yesterday in France, according to The New York Times. Duncan was 102. Duncan began his career as a Marine photographer during World War II, but was best known for his unsentimental photographs of the Korea War and Vietnam War. His often brooding images of...

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