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Tim Page left England at 17 to travel across Europe, the Middle East and to India and Nepal.\u00a0 He found himself in Laos at the time of the civil war and ended up working as a stringer for United Press International.\u00a0 From there he moved on to Saigon where he covered the Vietnam War for thenext five years working largely on assignment for TIME-LIFE, UPI, PARIS MATCH and ASSOCIATED PRESS.\u00a0 He also found time to cover the Six Day War in the Middle East in 1967.\u00a0 The role of war-photographer suited Page\u2019s craving for danger and excitement.\u00a0 He became an iconic photographer of the Vietnam War and his pictures were the visual inspiration for many films of the period.\u00a0 The photojournalist in \u2018Apocalypse Now\u2019, played by Dennis Hopper was based on Page.<\/p>


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The Vietnam War was the first and last war where there was no censorship, the military actively encouraged press involvement and Page went everywhere, covering everything.\u00a0 He was wounded four times, once by \u2018friendly fire\u2019 and the last time was when he jumped out of a helicopter to help load the wounded and the person in front of him stepped on a landmine.\u00a0 He was pronounced DOA at the hospital.\u00a0 He required extensive neuro-surgery and spent most of the seventies in recovery.<\/span><\/p>


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It was while he was recovering in hospital in spring 1970 that he learnt that his best friend, house mate and fellow photographer Sean Flynn, son of Hollywood actor Errol, had gone missing in Cambodia.\u00a0 Throughout the 70\u2019s and 80\u2019s Page\u2019s mission was to discover the fate and final resting place of his friend and to erect a memorial to all those in the media that were either killed or went missing in the war.\u00a0 This led him to found the IndoChina Media Memorial Foundation and was the genesis for the book \u2018REQUIEM\u2019.\u00a0 With his friend Horst Faas, photo editor for Associated Press and double Pulitzer Prize winner, they co-edited the book and commemorated the work of all the dead and the missing, from all nations, who were lost in the thirty-year struggle for liberation.\u00a0 REQUIEM the exhibition is now on permanent display at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.<\/span><\/p>


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Tim Page is the subject of many documentaries, two films and the author of ten books.\u00a0 He spent 5 months in 2009 as the Photographic Peace Ambassador for the UN in Afghanistan and is the recipient of many awards. \u00a0 He was recently named one of the '100 Most Influential Photographers Of All Time'.\u00a0 His interest and passion now is covering the aftermath of war and bringing the world\u2019s attention to the plight of the innocent victims \u2013 the bystanders. \u00a0 He returns regularly to Viet Nam and Cambodia to run photo workshops, do assignments and to photograph the mines - and the maimed that are still being injured 30 years on and the still, devastating effects of Agent Orange.\u00a0 Since arriving in Australia Tim has also covered East Timor and The Solomon Islands.\u00a0 He now lives in Brisbane and is an adjunct professor at Griffith University.<\/span><\/p><\/p>","picture":"photographers-tim-page-portraitweb-1564218951.jpg","photos":[{"title":"Diptych #1-1","title_safe":"diptych-1-1585","price":"0","image_code":"TP01-1","picture":"photos-tp03-contact-1564218549.jpg"},{"title":"Diptych #1-2","title_safe":"diptych-1-2586","price":"14800","image_code":"TP01-2","picture":"photos-tp03-image-1564219266.jpg"},{"title":"Diptych #2-1","title_safe":"diptych-2-1587","price":"0","image_code":"TP02-1","picture":"photos-tp04-contact-1564220222.jpg"},{"title":"Diptych #2-2","title_safe":"diptych-2-2589","price":"14800","image_code":"TP02-2","picture":"photos-tp04-image-1568796840.jpg"},{"title":"Diptych #3-1","title_safe":"diptych-3-1590","price":"0","image_code":"TP03-1","picture":"photos-tp09-contact-1568797796.jpg"},{"title":"Diptych #3-2","title_safe":"diptych-3-2591","price":"14800","image_code":"TP03-2","picture":"photos-tp09-image-1568798007.jpg"},{"title":"Diptych #4-1","title_safe":"diptych-4-1592","price":"0","image_code":"TP04-1","picture":"photos-tp12-contact-1568798356.jpg"},{"title":"Diptych #4-2","title_safe":"diptych-4-2593","price":"14800","image_code":"TP04-2","picture":"photos-tp12-image-1568798657.jpg"},{"title":"Diptych #5-1","title_safe":"diptych-5-1594","price":"0","image_code":"TP05-1","picture":"photos-tp15-contact-1568798777.jpg"},{"title":"Diptych #5-2","title_safe":"diptych-5-2595","price":"14800","image_code":"TP05-2","picture":"photos-tp15-image-1568802783.jpg"}]}