David Douglas Duncan
August 3, 2005 6:02 AM   Subscribe

The Douglas David Duncan Archives at the University of Texas. Duncan took pictures all over the world, in several different genres. The main gallery is here. Some selections include: portraits of Picasso; War photographs from WWII, Korea and Vietnam; and the World of Islam.
posted by OmieWise (8 comments total)
Beautiful photographs. Thanks for linking to them.

I particularly like the Islam series. I think the dervish is my favorite. Makes me sad, for some reason... maybe because the media seems to portray the Middle East as a realm of violent ciphers.
posted by selfnoise at 6:15 AM on August 3, 2005

These photographs have such wonderful balance and composition. Thanks for the inspiring link!
posted by Alison at 8:37 AM on August 3, 2005

This is also a great picture.
posted by selfnoise at 8:46 AM on August 3, 2005

Great find. Also note that this one was taken by a Lt. Commander Richard M Nixon.
posted by Sk4n at 9:11 AM on August 3, 2005

I suppose the copy came from the magazines he published in. They have that blithely un-PC feel to them, e.g., "A Japanese traitor leads a U.S. Marine bombing mission of 36 planes against his own friends and headquarters deep in the jungle on Mindanao, August 1945."
posted by IndigoJones at 9:32 AM on August 3, 2005

Thanks Omniewise - I especially enjoyed the World of Islam. Ahhhh - the Alhambra. More widespread knowledge of Islamic culture (albeit 1954) is probably needed to help better understand today's problems and alleviate misunderstanding of the "ignorant heathen".
posted by adamvasco at 9:45 AM on August 3, 2005

These are really beautiful.
posted by mygothlaundry at 11:11 AM on August 3, 2005

Beautiful. Thanks. I was looking at 'some' of these just recently. I was at the U.Texas site last week. No idea if it was then. Heh, I need a setchaterry.
posted by peacay at 12:33 AM on August 4, 2005

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