Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11:21AM
Drew Wolfe

David Douglas Duncan, Photographer Of Wars And Picasso, Dies At 102

"David Douglas Duncan went everywhere and took extraordinary pictures at every stop."

"Duncan, who died Thursday in the south of France at age 102, was one of the greatest photojournalists of the 20th century."

"He worked in so many places, over so many years, that his personal archive amounts to a remarkable one-man global history tour — from the brutal realities of the Korean and Vietnam wars, to a playful Pablo Picasso in his studio, to Bedouin tribes crossing the Saudi Arabian desert on camels as the first oil wells rise, irrevocably changing their lives."

"Duncan, who was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 23, 1916, became a Marine officer and combat photographer in World War II, covering the U.S. forces as they advanced across the Pacific. He was aboard the USS Missouri in 1945 as the Japanese surrendered to Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Tokyo Bay."

"This set the tone for his career."

"Duncan was best known as a war photographer whose work was prominently featured in Life magazine."


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