Philip Jones Griffiths

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His book on the war, Vietnam Inc., crystallized public opinion and gave form to Western misgivings about American involvement in Vietnam. One of the most detailed surveys of any conflict, Vietnam Inc. is also an in-depth document of Vietnamese culture under attack.

An associate member of Magnum since 1966, Griffiths became a member in 1971. In 1973 he covered the Yom Kippur War and then worked in Cambodia between 1973 and 1975. In 1977 he covered Asia from his base in Thailand. In 1980 Griffiths moved to New York to assume the presidency of Magnum, a post he held for a record five years.

Griffiths ' assignments, often self-engineered, took him to more than 120 countries. He continued to work for major publications such as Life and Geo on stories such as Buddhism in Cambodia, droughts in India, poverty in Texas, the re-greening of Vietnam, and the legacy of the Gulf War in Kuwait. His continued revisiting of Vietnam, examining the legacy of the war, lead to his two further books ‘Agent Orange’ and ‘Vietnam at Peace’.

Griffiths ' work reflects on the unequal relationship between technology and humanity, summed up in his book Dark Odyssey. Human foolishness always attracted Griffiths ' eye, but, faithful to the ethics of the Magnum founders, he believed in human dignity and in the capacity for improvement

Leigh Griffiths (born 20 August 1990) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a striker for Celtic and the Scotland national football team.
Griffiths started his career at Livingston where he made his debut as a sixteen-year-old. He then moved to Dundee in 2009 for £125,000. During his five years in the Scottish First Division he earned six player of the month awards. With Dundee in financial trouble, Griffiths moved to Wolves for around £150,000 in January 2011.
Having failed to break into the Wolves first team, he spent the 2011–12 season on loan to Scottish Premier League club Hibernian. This loan was renewed for the following season, during which he

References: 6 External links Club career[edit] Livingston[edit] Griffiths made his debut for Livingston as a sixteen-year-old, after coming on as an 82nd minute substitute during a 3–1 defeat to Airdrie United on 30 December 2006.[4] He went on trial at Premier League team West Bromwich Albion in April 2009 and impressed enough to warrant a move. However, Tony Mowbray 's departure as manager saw Griffiths ' chance of a move ended. Dundee[edit] On 25 June 2009, Griffiths completed a £125,000 move to Scottish First Division rivals Dundee,[5] despite having an offer rejected for the player back in April.[6] Griffiths later revealed that he had rejected contract talks with Hearts, citing his belief he would benefit from more first team football at Dundee and Hearts ' then defensive playing style as the reasons.[7] He scored three goals to help Dundee win the 2009–10 Scottish Challenge Cup. Livingston claimed in January 2011 that they had yet to receive payment, which was denied by Dundee.[8] Griffiths became a fans favourite during his spell at Dundee and scored 34 goals in 62 appearances, which included a memorable 30 yard free kick in the Scottish League Cup against Rangers. Wolverhampton Wanderers[edit] On 27 January 2011, Griffiths signed for English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a two-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee (believed to be £150,000), after he successfully completed a two-week trial.[9] He was an unused substitute against Tottenham in March 2011, but did not feature again in part of any matchday squads during the club 's remaining fixtures that season. His Wolves debut came on 23 August 2011, when he came on as a substitute in a League Cup tie at Northampton Town, in what was to be his only game for the club during the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons. In both these seasons, Wolves instead loaned him out to Hibernian, where he enjoyed considerable success (see below). Following his performances with Hibs, Wolves opted to take up their option of a contract extension that would ensure Griffiths remained under contract for the 2013–14 season.[10] Hibernian subsequently made an offer to acquire Griffiths in a permanent deal, but it was rejected by Wolves, who also stated that they had "no intention of selling the player on to any other club".[11] New Wolves manager Kenny Jackett affirmed that Griffiths was part of his plans for their campaign in League One,[12] and he made his league debut for the club on 3 August 2013 against Preston, some two-and-a-half years since first signing.[13] He scored his first goals for the club a week later when he scored twice against Gillingham,[14] having agreed a new long-term contract.[15] By January 2014 Griffiths was Wolves ' leading goalscorer for the season with thirteen goals, attracting bids from Celtic. After Wolves rejected initial offers from the Scottish champions,[16] they accepted a bid on 31 January, reported to be £1 million.[17]

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