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    >By Jodie Jacobs
    > A gripping helicopter rescue of wounded comrades near Da Nang. The
    >Beatles welcomed by a screaming crowd at New York's Kennedy Airport.
    >Both of those images from the 1960s are in the Chicago Historical
    >Society's recently opened dual exhibition -- "Requiem: By the
    >Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and Indochina," and "The Beatles:
    >Now and Then."The double bill pairs two separate exhibits, mounted by
    >the Newseum, an Arlington, Va., museum, that take visitors behind the
    >scenes of news reporting.
    > "We saw this as an opportunity to present very contrasting stories
    >about the 1960s," says Phyllis Rabineau, the Historical Society's
    >deputy director for interpretation and education. "We're interested in
    >bringing to the public history that people remember. These are news
    >stories about what happened at that time. Many of us remember both."
    >Newseum exhibit developer Cara Sutherland hopes that as visitors walk
    >past "Requiem's" gut-wrenching scenes and "The Beatles' " photos of
    >the band's pillow fights, they will also think about the people behind
    >the camera and the connection between product and producer. "Requiem"
    >was compiled by photojournalists Horst Faas and Tim Page in 1997 as a
    >tribute to 135 photographers who died in Southeast Asia. It expanded a
    >similar, smaller project that Faas did in the mid-1990s for Newseum's
    >parent, the Freedom Forum, a nonpartisan, international foundation
    >dedicated to free press and free speech.
    >"Horst wanted awareness that photographers were also victims of war,"
    >Sutherland says. " `Requiem' is not about the war as to who was right,
    >who was wrong or this happened, then that happened. . . . Its goal is
    >to make people understand that when they see a photograph, there is a
    >human being taking the picture and that photojournalists were putting
    >their lives on the line. People looking at `Requiem' are looking at
    >the work of photographers who did not come home."
    >Unlike "Requiem," an approximately 185-piece collection of works by
    >several photographers, "The Beatles" is a 70-piece exhibit by one
    >photographer, Harry Benson. A London-based freelancer when he covered
    >the band on their early 1964 trips to Paris and the United States,
    >Benson stayed in the States, going on to cover celebrities from U.S.
    >presidents to movie stars.
    >Beatles coverage "shaped his career. The labels under the pictures are
    >his words. They are what he is feeling at the moment. It's so
    >personal. Both exhibits are," Sutherland says.
    >"Requiem: By the Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and Indochina" and
    >"The Beatles: Now and Then" can be seen now through Oct. 9 at the
    >Chicago Historical Society, Clark Street at North Avenue. Museum
    >hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
    >Suggested admission is $5 adults, $3 seniors and students with valid
    >school IDs ages 13-22, $1 children ages 6-12, free for members and
    >children under 6. Free admission on Mondays. For more information call
    >312-642-4600 or see the Web site at www.chicagohistory.org.

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