Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: HCB and "Faceless"
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 10:58:21 -0500
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Having trashed the HCB book by DDD, I have to jump to his defense here - 
some of his Korea stuff can be placed side by side with the best of the 
best. Yes, it has to be viewed in the context of the times, but that 
said, it is excellent combat photography. And his convention coverage 
from, was it 1956?, is also none too shabby. And then came the Picasso 

B. D. wrote:

> Yes, the book is Crap for sure. But DDD's reputation is much over-rated IMHO. 
>  He traded on his relationship with Picasso. He was a Marine, and that made 
> him a tough guy.  But his Korea pictures are just OK; can't compare with the 
> real deal, McCullin, Jones-Griffiths et al. 
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