Larry Burrows

Revisited

May 10 – June 29, 2018

Larry Burrows, Relief of the Khe Sanh, 1968

Relief of the Khe Sanh, 1968

Larry Burrows "Puff the Magic Dragon", Mekong Delta, 1966

"Puff the Magic Dragon", Mekong Delta, 1966

Larry Burows Vietnam

Marines recover a body under fire, Operation Prairie, 1966

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1966 Reaching Out

"Reaching Out", Mutter Ridge, Nui Cay Tri, 1966

Larry Burrows US Marine, Operation Prairie, 1966

US Marine, Operation Prairie, 1966

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1967

Nursing Mother Under American Guard, 1967

Larry Burrows US Marine During Operation Pegasus, Khe Sanh, 1968

US Marine During Operation Pegasus, Khe Sanh, 1968

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1962

Dropping South Vietnamese Marines and Paratroopers, Mekong Delta, 1962

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1966

Renewed assault by 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines on the NVA holding Hill 484, 1966

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1966

Failed attmept to take Hill 484, troops from the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1966

Larry Burrows Vietnam Khe Sanh 1968

Khe Sanh, 1968

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1966

First Aid Station, DMZ, 1966

Larry Burrows Communion Near the DMZ, 1966

Communion Near the DMZ, 1966

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1966  Marines in Prayer 1966

Men of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines in Prayer, 1966

Larry Burrows Tron 1968

 Nguyễn Thị Tròn, 1968

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1966

Operation Prairie - Hill 484, 1966

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1962

Dropping South Vietnamese Marines and Paratroppers, Mekong Delta, 1962

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1964

South Vietnamese Marine, 1964

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1964

Gunship, 1964

Larry Burrows Yankee Papa 1965

Yankee Papa 13: Farley carries two M-60s to his helicopter, 1965

Yankee Papa 13: From the downed sister helicopter, Yankee Papa 3, its wounded gunner, Sergeant Billie Owens dashes to Yankee Papa 13, 1965

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1964

Yanke Papa 13: Farley shouts to his gunner "My gun is jammed!", 1965

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1965

Yankee Papa 13: The mission over, Farley gives way, 1965

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1964

"Welcome MacNamara", 1964

Larry Burrows Robert MacNamara

Robert MacNamara

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1964

POWs, 1964

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1964

POWs, 1964

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1963

"The Buddhist Crisis", 1963

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1963

Military coup, Saigon, 1963

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1963

Wreckage from the military coup, Saigon, 1963

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1963

Wrecked barracks of Diem's Palace Guard after the military coup, Saigon, 1963

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1963

Funeral following military coup, 1963

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1963

Funeral for army oficer killed in the military coup, Saigon, 1963

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1964

Mother and Child, 1964

Larry Burrows Vietnam 1963

Toppled Monument to the Trung Sisters, Saigon, 1963

Larry Burrows Winston Churchill, 1954

Winston Churchill, 1954

Larry Burrows JFK London 1961

JFK, London, 1961

Larry Burrows TS Eliot Stage Door London 1961

T.S. Eliot at StageDoor, London, 1958

Larry Burrows Loyis Armstrong 1956

Louis Armstrong Practicing on a Plane Ride from Nigeria to the Gold Coast in 1956

Larry Burrows Brigitte Bardot London 1959

Brigitte Bardot Prepares to Meet the Press, London, 1959

Larry Burrows Himalayas

Indian Troops in the Himalayas during the Sino-Indian conflict, 1962

Press Release

Laurence Miller Gallery takes great pleasure in presenting LARRY BURROWS REVISITED,  featuring over forty photographs exemplifying Burrows' career as both one of the great humanist photographers of the Twentieth Century, as well as a pioneer in the use of color.

When the opportunity to cover the Vietnam War arose, Burrows was ready. He went there in 1962, and as David Halberstam says in his introduction to the book Larry Burrows Vietnam, "From the start, the best photos from Vietnam were his. He had a feel for the war and the people fighting it ... and he understood that ... this was the ultimate assignment, demanding the ultimate risk." Many Burrows images were incorporated into Ken Burns’ recent documentary VIETNAM.

Burrows’ best-known series is One Ride with Yankee Papa 13, which LIFE published across 14 pages in 1965. From the opening spread, where a young, confident James Farley is introduced before a mission to airlift an infantry battalion, to its bloody sequence on the ensuing firefight and failed rescue, to Farley's emotional return to base, the essay captures the universal humanity of man embroiled in the inhumanity of war. Burrows covered the war until 1971, when the helicopter in which he was riding to photograph the invasion of Laos was shot down, killing all aboard.

 

 

Burrows was born in London in 1926. At age 16, he began working in the lab of LIFE magazine's London bureau. Poor eyesight kept him from a hoped-for position as an Army or Navy photographer in WW II. Instead he had to content himself with printing thousands of photos taken by LIFE'S great photographers of that war.

His photographs from the 1950's, on assignment for LIFE, were widely published. His memorable image of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, at an RAF station in 1954, with his back to the camera, typified Burrows' uncanny ability to capture layers of nuance and meaning through a person's body language. He also took many winsome portraits - Brigette Bardot, C.P. Snow, T.S. Eliot and Louis Armstrong.

This exhibition is the Gallery's fifth one-person show featuring Larry Burrows. It includes both rare black and white and early color prints from the Burrows' family collection, as well as unique vintage prints from LIFE'S archive. New large-scale digital prints from original transparencies add a sense of drama and immediacy that make the subjects and locations palpable.