POINT SHOOT CLICK - John Fairley’s Vietnam
POINT SHOOT CLICK….John Fairley’s Vietnam presents a personal perspective on the activities of an Army Public Relations Photographer in Vietnam.
Sergeant John Fairley’s photos of Australian Troops in action are evocative. His unique and personal touch is apparent and his images invite the viewer to find out more. Fairley's choice of composition draws the viewer in as though they are behind the camera themselves. This unexpected way of viewing the subject makes his work stand out amongst the numerous images of the Vietnam war.
The 8 photographs in this exhibition are selected from over 600 held in the National Collection and display the challenging roles Australia’s servicemen had during the Vietnam War.
In this excerpt from an oral history interview recorded by the Australian War Memorial, Fairley discusses some of the photographs he took during his deployment.