Pulitzer winner’s show exhibited Aug. 7-Nov. 14 in Port Clinton

Jul 21, 2021 | Around Ottawa County, Featured | 1 comment

U.S. Marines always carry carry their weapons, even to take a shower near their camp in Chu Lai, South Vietnam. (Photo by Eddie Adams)

Correction: Previous version of this article had the incorrect dates in header and body. Correct dates for the exhibition are Saturday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 14. This has been corrected.

Eddie Adams arrives in Vietnam.

A rarely viewed collection of 50 compelling photographs from Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Eddie Adams will be the first major art exhibition to be displayed by the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council at its new The Arts Garage (TAG).

During Eddie Adams illustrious 45-year career he covered 13 wars and amassed 500 photojournalism awards. He photographed five presidents and numerous other world dignitaries.

The “EDDIE ADAMS: Vietnam” exhibition will open at The Arts Garage, located at 317 W. Perry St., Port Clinton, on Saturday, Aug. 7, and remain on view through Sunday, Nov. 14. Visitors will be encouraged to post their responses to the exhibition on a special Arts Council facebook page devoted exclusively to the Eddie Adams Exhibit.

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC) is encouraging individuals to upload video posts as well as written posts about their experiences. The exhibition is also accompanied by a letter-writing station and an audio feature with music of the period.

South Vietnamese women and a wounded husband try to board a U.S. evacuation helicopter to escape a Viet Cong attack. They were left behind. (Photo by Eddie Adams)

U.S. Marine Lieutenant John Schwartz, 25, advisor to the Vietnamese Black Panther Company, directs his 26th and final combat mission before heading home to Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Eddie Adams)

The exhibition is free and opens with a public ceremony coordinated by the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 11:30 a.m. Keynote speaker is Ottawa County resident and Vietnam Veteran Ron Distel.

Workshops based on Tim O’Brien’s book, “The Things They Carried,” will take place this fall, exploring the physical and emotional weight of war. Please note that many of the photographs in this exhibition may be disturbing to some viewers.

The exhibit “EDDIE ADAMS: Vietnam” is supported in part by the Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission and Carol and Jeff Morgan.

TAG Gallery hours are Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details and volunteer opportunities can be found at www.ottawacountyarts.org or by calling Event Chair Barbara Radebaugh, 419-341-0390.

The GPCAAC is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 to provide the communities of Ottawa County support in fostering a cooperative effort between artists and the public to promote the creative arts in this region.

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  1. Claudia McConnell

    Can we view the pictures online? Thank you!


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