Philip Jones Griffiths Dies

I found Griffiths's work only after I'd been to Vietnam in the mid-1990s. Once you've seen it you can't unsee it. A weirdly loving portrayal of the effects of savagery. I think the greatest art, regardless of the horror it portrays, is motivated by love.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.