Kyoichi Sawada: Dusty Death (with Obi) + Battlefield (Two Books)
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Dusty Death. Photographs by Kyoichi Sawada. Forewords (in Japanese and English) by Kate Webb and Leon Daniel. Essay by Kim Williamson. Kodonsha, Tokyo, 1971. 181 pp. Quarto (10.5 x 8.5 in./27 x 21.5 cm.) First edition, first printing. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Numerous black-and-white reproductions plus 22 pp. in color (includes on gatefold). Scarce original printed obi (belly band).
Fine in Near fine+ dust jacket with light sun-striking (typical) and a couple of very tiny chips and tears upper edge.

Battlefield. Photographs by Kyoichi Sawada. The Mainichi Newspapers, Tokyo, 1971. 172 pp. Quarto (10.25 x 8.5 in./26 x 22 cm.). First printing*. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Color and black-and-white reproductions.
Edition Note: As is sometimes the case in the colophons of Japanese books, both a publication date and a printing date are shown.

Kyoichi Sawada won the Pulitzer Prize for photography in 1966 for his searing images of the war in Vietnam, some of the most iconic to have been produced by any combat photographer (see HERE for one of the most famous examples). He became a staff photographer for UPI's Saigon Bureau in July 1965 where he quickly became known as a daring combat photographer who hitched rides to major battlefields on medical helicopters. He subsequently became head of the UPI's Hong Kong photo deptartment in 1969. He returned to Saigon in 1970 to cover Laos and Cambodia and was killed in Cambodia while on the job on Oct. 28, 1970.
Read more about his most famous photo HERE
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