This collection of portraits made during the Vietnam War is a unique contribution to the imagery and literature of the Indochina conflict. The portraits show journalists who covered the war, photographers, officials, freelances, military figures of both sides and many others. Neal Ulevich, who later won the Pulitzer Prize for his photography in Thailand, made these Polaroid images as a diversion from the grim work of combat photographer and photo editor. The years have leavened the images into history.
Neal Ulevich spent decades in Asia as a photojournalist, photo editor and technology specialist for Associated Press. He won the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for his coverage of a violent political confrontation in Bangkok.