35 results found for: Ashcraft, Barr G

Gallery view

1974 Mar.

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Grandmother resting on bamboo walking stick

Vietnam - An older woman in striped head scarf and conical hat clutches her walking stick. Photograph is mounted with a label that describes her: "Tired from a morning's poking through destroyed family hootch looking for surviving family members and possessions after a night raid against suspected Viet Cong, a gaunt, weathered, trembling, and angry grandmother rests briefly on her bamboo walking stick. Her brok... more

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1975 Jan.

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Cambodian army of rebels riding elephants

Vietnam - Soldiers ride atop elephants walking in a line. Photograph mounted with label explaining: "Ragtag Cambodian army of rebels commandeer elephants and their mahut (trainer) to carry them to the front for fight with hated Vietnamese. Elephants made easy targets for the big guns as well as small arms fire of the better trained Viet Cong. It was like shooting fish in a barrel. No elephants survived although... more

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1975 Dec.

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Child lying dead in war

Vietnam - Body of older child or young teenager lies face up on ground, badly destroyed. Label for a mounted version of the photograph observes: "The flower of youth snuffed out with a flash and an explosion. An artillery round reduces this fourteen-year-old to a tangle of twisted limbs and oozing protoplasm. By end of war the fighting was increasingly done by available manpower, the young...."

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1989

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Travel essay

Amherst (Mass.) - Untitled reflections on life after graduation from Wake Forest University in 1959, especially on a decade of travels through Southeast Asia photographing the war. Apparently written on the occasion of his college class's thirtieth reunion. Epigraph is a quotation from William Faulkner. Typewritten on Ashcraft's stationery with a picture of a motorcycle, and a photocopy of a head-and-shoulders portrait... more

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

2004

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Barr G. Ashcraft

Amherst (Mass.) - Close-up portrait of Ashcraft resting his forehead against the tips of his fingers. Printed on grey paper.

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection