Philip Jones Griffiths' eagerly anticipated retrospective, "Dark Odyssey" traces his forty-year journey through this chaotic world, from his native Wales to the ravaged villages of war-torn Vietnam, through Europe, Africa, and Asia, in more than one hundred black-and-white photographs.
The collision of culture and ideology is often the basis of Griffiths' work, sometimes in simple pairings of figures, other times in a dizzying throng of life. Love, death, frivolity, politics, violence; the images in "Dark Odyssey" (the first collection since Griffiths' acclaimed "Vietnam Inc." in 1971) comment on virtually every aspect of human life, offering a gripping and unforgettable view of both the beauty and devastation of our era.
Size: 13 1/4 x 9 3/4"
Publisher: Aperture (New York, 1996) With an in-depth profile of the photographer by "New Yorker" writer Murray Sayle.