Image: An Ammunition Airlift into Besieged Khe Sanh
(London, 1926 - 1971, Langvie, South Vietnam)

An Ammunition Airlift into Besieged Khe Sanh , 1968 (printed 1985)

Dye transfer print
11 5/8 in. x 17 7/8 in. (29.53 cm x 45.4 cm)
Gift of Carolyn and Norman Carr
1995.11
Burrows worked as a freelance photographer for Life magazine's London bureau, but he is best known for his work as a combat photographer in Vietnam.  Fascinated by advances in photographic technology, Burrows carried many newly-invented types of lenses and filters into battle and experimented with different kinds of film.  This enabled him to capture here the dusty haze surrounding the soldiers as well as the vivid, jewel-like colors of the flag and foliage.  Burrows died when his helicopter was shot down along the border between Vietnam and Laos.
  
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