CULTURE & ARTS
01/30/2013 08:15 am ET

Gilles Caron's First Major Retrospective Opens At Musée De L'Elysée In Lausanne

LAUSANNE.- Visual memory of an epoch, Gilles Caron (1939-1970) has chronicled the greatest contemporary conflicts through his images (Six-Day War, Vietnam War, Biafra and Northern Ireland conflicts, May 68, Prague Spring...), a commitment that eventually cost him his life while on assignment in Cambodia. Called up as a parachutist to serve in the Algerian War, Caron became a witness of to the brutality inflicted to civilians. Through photojournalism, he sought to cross to the other side in order to contribute to a better understanding of how populations caught up in the spiral of war were living.

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