Two and a half years after Japan was dragged through the fatal throes of a tsunami, earthquake and nuclear power plant meltdown, displacement and loss are still sadly common themes among Japanese survivors. Despite the evacuation of over 160,000 citizens, though, enterprise has returned in the form of a dilapidated vending machine.
October 2013 saw the release of a book entitled ‘Vietnam: The Real War’, which compiles 300 of the most compelling Associated Press photographs of the decades-long quagmire. Like soldiers themselves, AP photographers were entrenched in the harsh and unforgiving war. Many were injured along the way – some were even killed – but every last one of them captured unforgettable moments of a gruesome conflict that most at home would have never otherwise been able to fathom. Fifty years later, this catalog of images still cuts to the heart of war, giving viewers a deeper understanding of what our soldiers and photographers lived through, and what many of them will never be able to shake.List View
All images come from The Daily Mail.
Factory production settings often conjure images of misery, terrible labor conditions and general despondency, but not so here. One might even call it mesmerizing.