Worth a look: Lynsey Addario “On Assignment: Taking Time Out to Heal”


Lynsey Addario for the New York Times - A dust cloud envelops one of the remaining soldiers after the helicopter evacuation.

Lynsey Addario for the New York Times - A dust cloud envelops one of the remaining soldiers after the helicopter evacuation.

Perusing Lens, the NYT’s new photojournalism portal and an example of photo webdesign done well, the above photo by Lynsey Addario jumped out at me in the short slideshow “On Assignment: Taking Time Out to Heal.” The shot looks like what the situation would’ve looked like 5 minutes after Larry Burrows iconic 1966 picture from a Hill 484 south of the DMZ in Vietnam:

VIET NAM - 1966: Wounded Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeremiah Purdie (C) being led past stricken comrade after fierce firefight for control of Hill 484 south of the DMZ. -- Larry Burrows./Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images -- Jan 01, 1966

VIET NAM - 1966: Wounded Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeremiah Purdie (C) being led past stricken comrade after fierce firefight for control of Hill 484 south of the DMZ. -- Larry Burrows./Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images -- Jan 01, 1966

Addario is currently recuperating after a car crash in Pakistan that also injured Teru Kuwayama and took the life of fixer Raza Khan. Our thoughts go out to Raza’s family, and we hope for a speedy recovery for Addario and Kuwayama.


  1. J.W. Atkins says:

    I am working with the man with the hand on the shoulder of the black man the man with the hand on right shoulder is William J. Healey: Coreman coreman Mr. Healey is one of the finest men I have ever known Semper Fi.

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