Wrapping up our involvement in this years I.P.F: program we are very excited to announce our presentation of Tim Page’s Free World Forces at Sydney’s Mild Manners Gallery this Friday the 20th. Luminary photojournalist and giant in the world of reportage photography, Tim Page will be exhibiting Free World Forces, a document of time spent in with The Republic of Korea units, a powerful record of one of the more sidelined participants of the Vietnam war. Free World Forces offers a unique perspective outside of the traditional Vietnam narrative, one of the world’s most openly documented global conflicts. This work coincides with the 50th anniversary of the commencement of hostilities in Vietnam; a timely showcase of Page’s oeuvre.
A giant in the world of reportage photography, Tim Page is the Adjunct Professor of Photojournalism at Griffith University in Queensland, and was recently recognised as one of the most influential photographers of all time. He spent five years during the Vietnam War on assignment as a photojournalist for outlets like Time-Life and Associated Press, and his work during that time informed much of the public’s perception of the War. (Years later, Dennis Hopper would portray a character based on Page in Apocalypse Now.) He is the author of 10 books and has been the subject of several documentaries and films.