Relief of the Khe Sanh, 1968
"Puff the Magic Dragon", Mekong Delta, 1966
Marines recover a body under fire, Operation Prairie, 1966
"Reaching Out", Mutter Ridge, Nui Cay Tri, 1966
US Marine, Operation Prairie, 1966
Nursing Mother Under American Guard, 1967
US Marine During Operation Pegasus, Khe Sanh, 1968
Dropping South Vietnamese Marines and Paratroopers, Mekong Delta, 1962
Renewed assault by 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines on the NVA holding Hill 484, 1966
Failed attmept to take Hill 484, troops from the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1966
Khe Sanh, 1968
First Aid Station, DMZ, 1966
Communion Near the DMZ, 1966
Men of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines in Prayer, 1966
Nguyễn Thị Tròn, 1968
Operation Prairie - Hill 484, 1966
Dropping South Vietnamese Marines and Paratroppers, Mekong Delta, 1962
South Vietnamese Marine, 1964
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
Yanke Papa 13: Farley shouts to his gunner "My gun is jammed!", 1965
Yankee Papa 13: The mission over, Farley gives way, 1965
"Welcome MacNamara", 1964
"The Buddhist Crisis", 1963
Military coup, Saigon, 1963
Wreckage from the military coup, Saigon, 1963
Wrecked barracks of Diem's Palace Guard after the military coup, Saigon, 1963
Funeral following military coup, 1963
Funeral for army oficer killed in the military coup, Saigon, 1963
Mother and Child, 1964
Toppled Monument to the Trung Sisters, Saigon, 1963
Winston Churchill, 1954
JFK, London, 1961
T.S. Eliot at StageDoor, London, 1958
Louis Armstrong Practicing on a Plane Ride from Nigeria to the Gold Coast in 1956
Brigitte Bardot Prepares to Meet the Press, London, 1959
Indian Troops in the Himalayas during the Sino-Indian conflict, 1962
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.