The brilliant photos of the first American female war photographer killed in action – The Washington Post

This was Dickey Chapelle’s favorite photograph of herself at work, taken in Milwaukee in 1958 by Marine Master Sgt. Lew Lowery, who also photographed the first American flag-raising on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima…

“You can do anything you want to do if you want to do it so badly you’ll give up everything else to do it,” [Dickey Chapelle] said, according to her biography “Fire in the Wind.” In the end, she gave every last thing she had — including her life.

Please click the link to see the WP article, and one of Chapelle’s images from Iwo Jima. I referenced Master Sgt Lowery in my ScottsdaleTrails article, “Iwo.”

Source: The brilliant photos of the first American female war photographer killed in action – The Washington Post

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