Thursday, March 21, 2024

Restoring War Images in Jounralist's Memory | Times Union | 05.20.2024

Sincere thanks to Paul Grondahl, Director of the New York State Writer’s Institute, for featuring my Faces of Vietnam restoration project in today’s Times Union, which showcases the work of Bernie Kolenberg from Troy, New York, the first American correspondent killed in Vietnam.

Our conversation at Albany’s Fort Orange Club, steeped in Albany history, was truly enriching. It’s an honor to be mentioned in the same article with Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy, iconic war correspondent Peter Arnett, and Horst Fass, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. The ultimate goal of this project was to ensure that Bernie’s story and his remarkable images are not forgotten. I’m pleased to see the images back in the public eye.

And, of course, special thanks to Joanne Ziter, Bernie’s niece, for entrusting me with such an important project. I am happy to see Bernie back on page one where he belongs.