Magnum Photographer Philip Jones Griffiths Dies

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In this iconic photo taken in 1967, Griffiths captures the fact that this wounded woman has been tagged VNC for Vietnamese civilian. Normally, wounded civilians were tagged VCS for Vietcong suspect. Philip Jones Griffith/Magnum hide caption

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Hurt Vietnamese Woman

In this iconic photo taken in 1967, Griffiths captures the fact that this wounded woman has been tagged VNC for Vietnamese civilian. Normally, wounded civilians were tagged VCS for Vietcong suspect.

Philip Jones Griffith/Magnum

Celebrated Magnum photographer Philip Jones Griffiths died at the age of 72 Wednesday. He covered war in Algeria, Africa and Vietnam and is best known for his detailed study of the effects of war on Vietnamese people.

His photos were so emotional, they made trouble.

On assignment for NPR 20 years ago, just as Vietnam was reopening after the war, Alex Chadwick ran into Griffiths at a hotel in Saigon. Griffiths immediately struck him as a man who was haunted by pictures.

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