David Douglas Duncan passed away, 6/7/2018, at the age of 102.

BrianS

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Apr 3, 2013
David Douglas Duncan, 102, Who Photographed the Reality of War, Dies

David Douglas Duncan passed away at the age of 102 this week, on June 7th. In my opinion, the greatest war correspondent of all time. His book "This is War" captures the Korean War like no other.

David Douglas Duncan was also a very important person to the Japanese camera industry: his use of Nikon lenses after World War II introduced the Japanese photographic industry to the rest of the world.

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The Marine Museum at Quantico, VA has a display of DDD's pictures taken in Korea. Well worth the visit if you are in the area.
 

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M. Valdemar

Veteran
Aug 5, 2013
New York City
He lived to over 100 years old and was still active towards the end of his life.

He was a very admirable man. I'm just sorry that almost all of the great names of the 20th Century are no longer with us.

Tempus Fugit.
 

Lightmancer

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Aug 13, 2011
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He deserves a place among some very talented names - Capa, Rodger, Jones-Griffiths, Page, Ut, Burrows and of course McCullin, who is still very much with us. The world, newsgathering in general and conflict photography in particular - have all moved on and we will not see their like again.
 

BrianS

Super Moderator
Apr 3, 2013
The tribute at Petapixel:

Photojournalist David Douglas Duncan Dies at 102

The 1990 edition of "This is War" has the text of a letter written by Ike Fenton to Life magazine:

"Men in my company think a great deal of him and felt a great privilege in knowing him. His desire to obtain good pictures for your magazine often made him an exposed target to the enemy, and he gained the reputation as the type who would crawl out in the front lines so he could get a picture of the facial expressions of the Marine as he squeezed a shot off. Knowing Dave and having his friendship was one of the nicer things about Korea."
- Ike Fenton

Ike Fenton survived the War, retired from the Marines, and passed away in 1998. He is buried at Arlington.
 

AndyMcD

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Jul 15, 2017
East Midlands, UK
I saw something about him on another photo site. Somehow I'd never heard of him before, but having seen some of his pictures I plan to pick up at least one of his books.
 

M. Valdemar

Veteran
Aug 5, 2013
New York City
I just thought this might interest some people here. This is from another forum I belong to, a military watch forum.

The member who posted this is a long-time, very credible poster. This is DDD's personal Rolex watch.


 

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