Horst Faas was born in Berlin in 1933. He joined the Keystone Agency in 1951, for whom he covered the Indochina peace negotiations in Geneva in 1954. He joined the Associated Press as a photographer in 1956 and covered wars in the Congo and Algeria, and was later sent to Laos. From 1962 to 1974 he was based in Saigon as the AP's chief photographer for Southeast Asia. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1965 for his work in Vietnam andin 1972 for his photographs of Bangladesh. He has also received the Robert Capa Gold Medal. Since 1976 he has been based in London as the AP's senior editor.
Tim Page's photographic career began in Laos, where at the age of eighteen he covered the civil war for UPI. He photographed the War in Vietnam for The Associated Press, UPI and Paris Match. He was wounded four times, the final time almost fatally. He returned to England in 1979 and was the subject of the BBC film Mentioned in Dispatches. His search to discover the fate of his friends Sean Flynn and Dana Stone, who disappeared in Cambodia, was the subject of another film, Darkness at the Edge of Town, in 1991, more than 20 years after they vanished. Page's return to Cambodia led him to found the Indochina Media Memorial Foundation in 1994 and was the genesis for Requiem.
Peter Arnett is an international correspondent for CNN. He was an Associated Press correspondent in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975 and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1967. His book, Live from the Battlfield, retraces thirty-five years as a newsman in the world's war zones.
Tad Bartimus reported from Vietnam for The Associated Press in 1973 and 1974. Other foreign assignments followed She was the AP's first woman state bureau chief (Alaska) and became an award- winning AP special correspondent. She recently taught journalism at the University of Alaska.
David Halberstam won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Vietnam for The New York Times in 1964.
Neil Sheehan spent three years in Vietnam for United Press International and The New York Times. In 1971, while in Washington, he obtained the Pentagon Papers, which gained The New York Times a Pulitzer Prize for public service. In 1988, he published A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam. The book won him a Pulitzer for general nonfiction, the National Book Award, and other prizes.