About the Book
Carol Harrison, sister of Lt. John Harrison, 1Lt. (2nd. Plt. Ldr
and XO, Co. A, 3-506, 1967-1968) selected from some 8,000 images, and digitally restored the photographs to create this book. These pictures are evocative of the soldiers' lives during that time in Vietnam. The photographs capture what cannot be put into words- there is a response to a call to service. There is a visceral immediacy, a latent sense of terror, a vulnerability at all times, an ominous sense of alert, a personal rapport with the soldiers in the pictures. The atmosphere here is of a very foreign land, which can be both beautiful on a good day, and horrific beyond description on a bad one.
There are also insightful quotations that capture the temper of this critical time. John Shoemaker has contributed the writings and drawings by a NVA soldier to add a further, compelling and unusual dimension to the profile of "the enemy."
The book, Raw Courage and Fugitive Photographs: Remembrance and Restoration, The Vietnam War, is composed with appreciation and respect for all of the American men and women who served in Vietnam, and the author does not make a profit from the book.
MFA, Fine Art Photography, Portraiture. Studied with John Gossage, Advisors: Sam Gilliam, Claudia DeMonte, Anne Truitt; David C. Driskell. BS, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University Université de Bourgogne Dijon, France St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University St. Petersburg, Russia Who's Who in American Art Who's Who of American Women Who's Who in the World Photographs purchased for the permanent collections: The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Crowell & Moring, Virginia Power, National Strategy Information Center. Photographs in: Georgetown University, "Special Collections," Holocaust Museum, Morris Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Polish History Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Mississippi Museum of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, A gold coin of Harrison's portrait of Jan Karski, The National Bank of Poland, 2014 2019 Day Eight Award for Service: Lifetime Achievement to the Arts www.CarolHarrisonPhotography.com