Explore the Jungles and Swamps of the Vietnam War During a Special Photography Exhibit
Photographs were a powerful part of the collective memory of the Vietnam War. Many of the iconic photographs were taken by photojournalists working for newspapers, magazines, or wire services. But there were also military photographers in Vietnam serving in the armed forces. They took thousands of photographs that covered every aspect of the conflict - photographs that are now a part of the National Archives. Now, explore the photos you haven’t seen at the Upcountry History Museum’s exhibition, Picturing Nam, on October 20th.
Military photographers were sent everywhere: the jungles and swamps, forward bases, hospital ships, rivers, and air bases. Unsanitized and uncensored, these indelible images give and intimate view of the war and those who fought it. The exhibition, divided into three themes, includes over 40 photographs, murals, and first-hand accounts from the men and women who documented American Armed Forces activities in Vietnam.
More than 50 years after the United States committed combat troops to the war in Vietnam, and more than 40 years since the war ended, the complexity of the conflict is still being unraveled. This groundbreaking exhibit uses original National Archives documents and photographs to provide a framework for understanding the decisions that led to the war, the events and consequences of the war, and its legacy.
Admission to view Picturing Nam is $9 for adults. Seniors, students, and children may enjoy discounted rates. Children under three may enjoy free admission.
At South Ridge Apartments in Greenville, South Carolina, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.
Saturday, October 20, 2018—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Upcountry History Museum at Furmon University
540 Buncombe Street
Greenville, South Carolina 29601