Through a lens darkly…

A picture is a thousand words…in the case of Horst Faas you could multiply that by ten. His photgraphs of the Vietnam war are harrowing, beautiful and full of humanity. They tell the story of the ordinary person in extraordinary times. Faas died today. His work, reprinted in The Daily Telegraph, should be viewed by all those who want to see the reality of war and the innermost struggles of the human spriit. RIP Horst.

About historywithatwist

I am a journalist, author and book editor. I have published five novels - four (Tan, The Golden Grave, A Time of Traitors and Patriots' Blood) set during the Irish War of Independence and Civil War, and the fifth (High Crimes), a modern thriller. I'm a history enthusiast who loves a good yarn.
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