Tim Page 1944-2022: legendary Vietnam war photographer dies aged 78

British photographer Tim Page at work during the Vietnam War, December 1966.
Tim Page at work as a war photographer in Vietnam in 1966 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Legendary war photographer Tim Page has died at the age of 78. He was best known for his work chronicling the Vietnam War. His gonzo lifestyle was the inspiration behind the photographer character in the film Apocalypse Now, played by Dennis Hopper.

Born in the UK in 1944, Tim Page left England aged 17 to travel the world with his camera, and  got his big photographic break covering the Laos civil war in the early 1960s. 

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Keith Wilson

A former award-winning editor of Amateur Photographer magazine, Keith is the founder of Outdoor Photography, which he edited from 2000 to 2007, Black + White Photography and Wild Planet, the world’s first monthly digital magazine devoted entirely to wildlife photography. He is a highly regarded competition judge and since 2016 has chaired the jury of the Nature Photographer of the Year awards. He is the co-founder (with Britta Jaschinski) of Photographers Against Wildlife Crime™, an international group of award-winning photographers who have joined forces to use their powerful and iconic images to help bring an end to the illegal wildlife trade. 

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