35 results found for: Ashcraft, Barr G

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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

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

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

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

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

1974

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Ruins of Quang Tri jail building

Qu?ng Tr? (Vietnam) - The destroyed shell of a building stands in a landscape of ruin. Photograph is mounted with a label describing the scene: "The liberated city of Quang Tri, I Corps. Fall, 1974. After 70 days of hammering, what remains of the city of 60,000 is the voiceless corner of this French-built jail."

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1974

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Street urchins in Da Nang

Ðà N?ng (Vietnam) - Close-up of five boys looking at the camera. Photograph is mounted; title taken from label.

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1974

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Sitting ducks in a chopper

Vietnam - Two soldiers look out from a helicopter with machine guns ready to fire. Photograph is mounted with label giving the title "Sitting duck" and describing the scene: "Anxious and tense at 500 feet the chopper dances above the treetops in search of enemy Viet Cong concentrations... over 1700 aircraft were long during America's longest war of 17 years."

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1974

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Two ARVN troops drag Viet Cong corpse

Vietnam - Two soldiers drag a corpse along the ground. Photograph is mounted with label that explains: "Victorious today...but what about tomorrow? Two government ARVN [Army of the Republic of Vietnam] troops drag a dead Viet Cong to the roadside for a body count and a show and threat of power."

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1974

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

ARVN soldiers taking cover

Vietnam - Several soldiers crouch in a ditch in the foreground while others run toward it, clutching their military rifles, against a backdrop dense trees. Photograph is mounted with a label describing the action: "Taking cover. As Viet Cong open up on us from treeline in the distance when we approach the ARVN [Army of the Republic of Vietnam] and the photographer prepare to run for cover."

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection