Overseas Weekly Exhibition Opens May 24!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Rarely seen photographs take center stage this month for the Hoover Library & Archives’ new exhibition We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam, which will run from May 24 to December 18, 2018, with an opening reception on May 31.  Exploring the interrelationships between art, journalism, and politics, the exhibition features photographs submitted to the Overseas Weekly’s Pacific edition–a military tabloid at once beloved by troops and reviled by the Pentagon for its controversial content. These rare photographs—spanning 1966 to 1972—emerge from a vast collection of 20,000 film negatives acquired by the Hoover Archives in 2014. A publication featuring select essays by the Overseas Weekly reporters and photographs from the collection will be published by Hoover Press in Summer 2018.