Philip Jones Griffiths: Vietnam Inc.

A rare and highly sought-after book of Vietnam War photographs.

Text by Philip Jones Griffiths, with a foreword by Noam Chomsky


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  • New edition of a rare and highly sought-after photobook documenting the Vietnam War, now a classic of photojournalism
  • A groundbreaking book, originally published in 1971, that was essential in turning the tide of opinion in the US and ultimately helping to put an end to the Vietnam War
  • The outcome of three years' work on the ground in Vietnam resulting in one of the most detailed surveys of any conflict
  • This new edition was recreated with the photographer and includes his own personal layouts and commentaries
  • New foreword by Noam Chomsky discusses the book's impact on American public opinion


About the book

First published in 1971, Vietnam Inc. played a crucial part in changing public attitudes in the United States, turning the tide of opinion and ultimately helping to put an end to the Vietnam War. Philip Jones Griffiths' classic account of the war was the outcome of three years of intensive reporting and is one of the most detailed surveys of any conflict in twentieth-century history.

Showing us the true horrors of the war as well as a study of Vietnamese rural life, the photographer and author creates a compelling argument against the de-humanizing power of the modern war machine and American imperialism. Rare and highly sought-after, Vietnam Inc. became one of the enduring classics of photojournalism. It is now available in this new edition - a careful re-creation of the original with Philip Jones Griffiths' personal layouts and commentaries. A new foreword by US and political critic Noam Chomsky traces the book's impact on American public opinion.

In The Press

'Few photo books can claim the social and historic importance of Vietnam Inc.' (Book Forum)

''The greatest description of war since Goya', raved Henri Cartier-Bresson ... Thirty years on, Vietnam Inc. is still a classic ... essential to anyone interested in Vietnam's history, America, photography or war.' (Far Eastern Economic Review)

About the author(s)

Highly influential, master photojournalist Philip Jones Griffiths (b.1936) is also a writer and film-maker. His photographs have appeared in every major magazine in the world and his assignments have led him to all five continents. He became a member of Magnum in 1971.

Noam Chomsky is one of America's most prominent linguists and political critics. A renowned Professor of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he has written over 30 political books.


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