A Soldier’s Funeral, South Carolina, 1966

In the course of an assignment in South Carolina I came upon a typical African-American church sitting alone in the middle of the cotton fields. What was different was the fact that a U.S. Army bus was parked in front of the church. It immediately occurred to me that this could be the funeral of a solider killed in Vietnam. It all happened within a half hour. Look Magazine published six of the pictures, and the story won an Art Directors’ Award in 1966. Number of pictures in original edit: 21.