A Woman to Know: Dicky Chapelle
|Julia Carpenter||Dec 29, 2015|
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. — Dicky
(image credit: Wisconsin Historical Images)
She was famous for two things: always wearing these delicate little pearl earrings, and always carrying her camera. Dickey took both with her on warzone tour after warzone tour — through Iwo Jima and the Middle East, to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Arena. After years of work, she died on the job in Vietnam, having documented war and its aftermath in horrific detail for Look, Woman's Day and Life magazines.
"[War] is not a woman's place," she once wrote. "There's no question about it. There's only one other species on earth for whom a war zone is no place, and that's men. But as long as men continue to fight wars, I think observers of both sexes will be sent to see what happens."
Add to your reading list:
Fire in the Wind: The Life of Dicky Chapelle (Roberta Ostroff)
Dicky Chapelle: The Female Correspondent Killed in Combat (Columbia Journalism Review)
The Brilliant Photos of the First American Female War Photographer Killed in Action (The Washington Post)
The life and work of Dicky Chapelle (Peta Pixel)
Dicky Chapelle's wartime photos (The Wisconsin Historical Society)
A tribute to one of America's first female war photographers (PBS News Hour)
The women who fought to be war correspondents (The Los Angeles Times)
Photographer coming back into focus (The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
Behind the Pearl Earrings: The Story of Dicky Chapelle (Milwaukee Public Television)
The Women Who Fought to Report WWII (No Job for a Woman)
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