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Striking images shot by The Associated Press photographer Henri Huet that captured the bravery, courage and tragedy of the Vietnam War will be exhibited, some for the first time, in an exclusive collection beginning Feb. 9 at La Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris.
‘Henri’s photos are more a part of history than of photography. In their time, they changed the way Americans looked at the war. They had more impact than the millions of words newspapers printed,’ said Horst Faas, AP’s chief photographer for Southeast Asia from 1962-1973, based in Saigon, and a close friend of Huet.
The photo exhibit will feature about 70 of Huet’s AP photos, photo equipment, letters and various personal effects, including the only trace of Huet recovered when the Laos crash site was searched in March 1998: a gold medallion that he kept in his wallet. Selected photos taken by his close friends and colleagues in Vietnam also will be on display, including some by Faas; Life magazine photographer Larry Burrows, who died with Huet; AP photographer Eddie Adams; AP photographer Nick Ut; and Time and Life magazine photographer David Burnett.
‘Henri Huet: Vietnam’ will open with a special reception Feb. 8 featuring war correspondents and other honorees. The exhibit will open to the public Feb. 9 and run through April 3.