Duncan, David Douglas

Duncan, David Douglas

(1916–  ) photographer, author; born in Kansas City, Mo. After graduating from the University of Miami (Fla.) (1938), he became a photojournalist and then spent some years abroad. During World War II he served with the U.S. Marines as a combat photographer (1943–46), then joined Life magazine as a staff photographer (1946–56); he became especially well known for his powerful pictures of soldiers in combat during the Korean War and published in his book, This is War! (1951). He also worked on assignments in Israel, Greece, and Indochina. In 1966 he became a free-lance photographer and worked throughout the world; from 1967 to 1968 he was in Vietnam as a photo-correspondent for ABC-TV. A man of broad interests and friendships, he was particularly close to Pablo Picasso, the subject of six of Duncan's books.