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N.C. State Photograph Exhibit Details War In Vietnam, Indochina

Posted February 19, 2004 5:36 a.m. EST

— A new photography exhibit is on display at North Carolina State University, but the photos are as important as the photographers behind the lens.

The photographs were taken by photographers who died in Vietnam and Indochina.

"The photographers have to be there when it's happening," exhibit designer Joel Haas said.

"What is key to my functioning? What is key to my staying alive? If you're a cameraman, you key to your functioning is your camera, so you take care of it," combat photographer R.J. Del Vecchio said.

"They're not being honored for dying," Haas said. "They're being honored for the photographs that they left us."

The exhibit is on display through the end of May at N.C. State's D.H. Hill Library. It is free and open to the public.