Photo Journalists Workshop of the Vietnam War
10 days and 11 nights through Vietnam
Explore living memories of Vietnam’s ‘American War’ while learning the art of documentary photography. On the fifty year anniversary of the Tet Offensive, we follow in the footsteps of both Vietnamese and American combat photographers to capture the places and people remaining from the conflict.
1968 was a major turning point in the ‘American War’, with the Tet Offensive sparking major battles in central Vietnam and the South. It was also a year in which war photography came to the fore, Eddie Adams’ image of a Viet Cong prisoner’s execution shifting sentiment at home against the conflict. As we discover the beauty and hospitality of today’s peaceful Vietnam, tour leader Colm Pierce heads a workshop on documentary photography, and our local guides enlighten us on the war as experienced by both sides. Over the course of the journey, we shoot, choose and edit a 12-picture story of Vietnam fifty years on from that tumultuous year.