A Woman to Know: Dicky Chapelle

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

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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."

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