29 February 2016 // Florine van Rees //Rotterdam



Dicky Chapelle is known for her war photography during the Vietnam war. Full of courage, Chapelle put all her will and energy in documenting the cruelties happening in the far east - and eventually lost her life during these activities. 

Chapelle won her breakthrough during the Second World War, when she did her first war photography work for National Geographic. After that, she travelled all over the world to capture war zones on camera, being the closest you can get to the fighting and damage done because of that. 

Chapelle won several awards, for example the "Photograph of the Year" for her photograph of a combat-ready Marine in Vietnam by the National Press Photographers Association. 

We want to honour this wonderful lady full of courage and dedication by browsing through some of her best shots as a war photographer. 


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