Biography

In the 1960's Larry Burrows became the preeminent photographer documenting the Vietnam War. His iconic images of the humanity and inhumanity that the war fostered haunt us to this day. Yet before his involvement with the Vietnam War, he was already an accomplished photojournalist, working for Life magazine, alongside photographic greats like Robert Capa. During that time he produced a body of work that included London street scenes, and portraits of personalities including Brigitte Bardot and Louis Armstrong.

A selection of Larry Burrows' images will be included in WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, opening November 8 at the Brooklyn Museum. And in London on November 1, a previously unseen photograph of Vivien Leigh by Burrows was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery to celebrate the centenary of Leigh's birth.