Friday , July 19 2024

Tim Page, Vietnam War photographer, dies at 78

British photographer Tim Page, one of the pre-eminent photographers of the Vietnam War, died at 78 on Wednesday at his home in New South Wales, Australia.

His death, from liver cancer, was confirmed by his longtime partner, Marianne Harris, according to the New York Times.

A freelancer and a free spirit whose Vietnam pictures appeared in publications around the world in the 1960s, Page was seriously wounded four times, most severely when a piece of shrapnel took a chunk out of his brain and sent him into months of recovery and rehabilitation.

Arriving in Vietnam in 1965 at 20, Page spent much of the next four years capturing the fighting with his camera, becoming one of the war’s most renowned and fearless photojournalists, said the Washington Post.

Published in 1997 and co-written by his fellow photographer Horst Faas, “Requiem” was a memorial that he considered one of his most important contributions. The collection was put on permanent display in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Tim Page was born in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, in Britain on May 25, 1944, the son of a British sailor who was killed in World War II. He was adopted and never knew his birth mother.

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