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Philip Jones Griffiths
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...

Philip Jones Griffiths 1961

GB. ENGLAND. 1961. This brother and sister reacted to being photographed...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1973

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. This girl was covered in white clay as part...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1973

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Woman wearing a bra sold to her by missionairies...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1973

PAPAU NEW GUINEA. Missionaries like to keep out of the sun -...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1965

ZAMBIA. The country had just gained its independence. The copper...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1973

PAPUA NEW GUINEA.. A warrior is given the opportunity to see...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1965

ZIMBABWE. Before the county became independent Zimbabwe, the...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1980

SOMALIA. 1980. A fighter with the West Somalia Liberation Front....
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1988

SUDAN. 1988. Refugees, Sudan border. Refugees are rarely seen...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1964

ETHIOPIA. 1963. On this island-church in Lake Tana, everything...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1988

SUDAN. 1988. Feeding Refugees, Sudan border. The imposition of...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1987

INDIA. The Bishnoi people of Rajasthan possess remarkable physical...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1987

INDIA. Delhi. On Delhi's main thoroughfare, where generations...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1973

GB. NORTHERN IRELAND. The British occupation has denied many...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1973

GB. NORTHERN IRELAND. Fighting men preoccupied with the distinction...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1965

GB. NORTHERN IRELAND. Protestants love parades and this one in...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1972

GB. NORTHERN IRELAND. Shopping over the watchful eye of the ever-present...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1959

GB. ENGLAND. London. 1959. Spectators. A youth strains to glimpse...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1974

GB. ENGLAND. In the '74 elections, the Tory party was attempting...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1964

GB. ENGLAND. Before the Tory party put on a more acceptable face,...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1956

GB. WALES. The Prime Minister and his wife with some delegates...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1965

FRANCE. Sea air and sand embolden men in their hunt for a mate....
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1965

FRANCE. The confidence of youth is enhanced by wearing fashionable...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1958

GB.ENGLAND. The English have an ambivalent attitude toward sex...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1978

THAILAND. Bangkok. 1977. A fertility shrine where young women...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1964

ETHIOPIA. 1964. The sign for a brothel was a red cross (there...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1980

JAPAN. Japanese society has designated roles for women, from...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1983

GRENADA. Grenada posed no military threat and had no resources...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1983

GRENADA. America's message was clear - any move toward true democracy...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1991

KUWAIT. Dead soldiers lie in the sand while oil fires burn. Back...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1991

KUWAIT. Meanwhile, the rich of Kuwait continue to water-ski while...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1987

SOUTH KOREA. South Korea's economic development has relied on...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1978

MACAU. The priest was the unofficial guarding of the Remains...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1968

ITALY. Sicily. As befits the Sicilian disposition, relics had...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1987

INDIA. When drought gripped western India in 1987, in desperation...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1982

MEXICO. On a fine spring morning, these newspaper vendors were...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1984

USA. NEW YORK. A live microphone had caught a sample of President...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1963

RUSSIA. A family on an outing to visit the Kremlin. The standards...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1991

RUSSIA. Moscow. Gorky Street. By 1988, Soviet society was plagued...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1980

USA. NEW YORK. The British "Ban the Bomb" movement of early sixties...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1962

BELGIUM. There was a time when nuclear energy was seen as a miracle...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1985

JAPAN. On an anniversary of the 1945 dropping of the first
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1958

GB. ENGLAND. Antinuclear demonstration. The authorities encouraged...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1971

USA. NEW YORK. The people of America love guns and the police...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1986

USA. Virginia. 1986. State prison. The American justice system...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1970

CAMBODIA. This amphibious assault was to establish a beachhead...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1970

VIETNAM. The parents of young children were rarely present in...
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Philip Jones Griffiths 1981

VIETNAM. This woman, badly disfigured during a napalm strike,...
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