HÀ NỘI — Influential war photographer Võ An Khánh has died; he was 87.
Born in 1936 in Bạc Liêu Province, southwest of Việt Nam, Khánh went on to become a photographer and was famous for following the guerrilla forces in the deep south during the 1960s and 70s, capturing vital moments of the war in the harshest conditions in the Cà Mau area.
Beside working as a war photographer, he also directed the local photography unit, giving assignments as well as taking photos of the local entertainment events.
|Influential war photographer Võ An Khánh has died; he was 87. File Photo|
Between 1962 and 1975, he organised a special photo exhibition in the marshes of the mangrove forest.
His two most famous photographs, Trạm quân y dã chiến (Field Military Med Unit) and Lớp học tập chánh trị nghiệp vụ (Political and Job Training Class), both were developed by him, using natural light in the mangrove forest.
|'Trạm quân y dã chiến' is one of the photographic work that made Khánh’s name. Photo courtesy of Võ An Khánh|
His war shots have become classic portraying images in their deadliest form. His photos were exhibited at Sàn Art space in Hà Nội in 2020, bringing his works closer to the young generations of today. VNS