Vietnam War, 1969: A Vietnamese villager held with a gun to her head. Countryside people suffered a no-win situation during the many years of war. Suspected by allied forces as VC collaborators and, conversely, brutalized by the communists, Vietnamese villagers maintained a grim existence, with death a daily possibility.
Robert Capa has taken some of the most shocking yet iconic wartime photos during the 20th century. Though some of these horrific photo's such as his "Falling Solider" are also incredibly beautiful. While Leni may leave us wondering about how art can be used for evil the more fundamental question is raised by artwork such at this; how can something beautiful, beauty being seen as good or pleasing, be evil?