Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/09/01

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: Wilfred Thesiger -- How North Vietnamese War Photogs developed in the field
From: "Phong" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 10:11:01 -0400

If you abhor TV [:-)], check out Requiem, the book on combat photographers
who died in the war in Vietnam (including Capa, Burrows, etc.)

- - Phong

> A few months ago I saw a TV show on North Vietnamese
> Combat Photographers.  They had to process the
> negatives in the field.  The darkroom was the nearest
> forest at night.  The photographer carried 2 dishes
> and pouches of powdered developer and fixer.  A few
> teaspoons of powder in each dish, stir, and run the
> negatives back and forth through the dishes.  Worst
> part is they only had 50mm lenses, no telephotos, so
> close-ups of combat scenes were particularly
> dangerous.
> Watching way too much History Channel!
> Tom Schofield

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