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The Camera Goes to War

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April 22, 2021, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
3415 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States

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No conflict has ever been so closely documented as was the War in Vietnam. Photographers had the run of the battlefield, because military leaders believed that they would “support the cause,” a belief that proved untrue.

In this workshop, we’ll meet Nick Ut, Eddie Adams, David Douglas Duncan, Don McCullin and Horst Faas, five photographers whose work brought home the blood of Vietnam and turned American sentiment against the War.

John Kerans – a life-long journalist – is a graduate of the Army’s photojournalism school who later earned his BA in photojournalism at the University of Minnesota. In civilian life, his journalism career has included stints as a reporter in Chicago, an assignment editor in Minneapolis, a TV news director in Des Moines.

Since 2015, John has been an instructor for the Digital Photography Certificate Program offered by Continuing Education at STLCC, Saint Louis Community College. Prior to STLCC, he taught at Arizona State, Scottsdale College and the University of Kansas. John holds a community college teaching certificate from Arizona State, and earned an MA in advertising at Lindenwood University.

Each year since 2013, John has judged entries in the annual journalism competition sponsored by the New York Press Club, evaluating material from the likes of NBC Dateline, Time Magazine and The New Yorker.

Image: Nick Ut, The Terror of War, 1972

IPHF’s Virtual Lecture Series will be hosted on the Zoom Video Communications platform. Links to meetings will be provided after registration. Technical assistance will be available at IPHF by phone and email.

Admission:$5 Members/$10 Non Members

Please call (314) 535-1999 or email [email protected] for further assistance

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