As a United States Marine Philip Fell served 14 months in Vietnam. Attached to an infantry unit he got an up-close-and-personal view of the conflict, the country and the people. His passion for photography went beyond merely snapping “buddy pictures” or combat. That unique perspective is why a Library of Congress staff member requested images from Photography Anywhere’s archives to be included in the Library of Congress Vietnam Era Collection in Washington, D.C.
Active duty soldiers still had to follow strict military photography guidelines. While carrying out his day-to-day duties Philip was able to capture images that went beyond stock correspondent photos. Although in close proximity to scenes of the wounded or dead, Philip chose to focus on photographs that told a story of how the war affected the country and the people.