RYAN WHITTIER

MUSIC COMPOSER

New-York Historical Society :: Vietnam War Exhibition

by Ryan Whittier on October 4, 2017, no comments

Ryan is the music composer for two separate short films that are part of the New-York Historical Society’s Vietnam War Exhibition.  One of the films features Nic Ut and Kim Phuc discussing the now-iconic, 1973-Pulitzer-Prize-winning ‘Napalm Girl’ image of a girl running toward the camera – away from a recently napalmed village.  Ut was the photographer, and Phuc was the girl; they are both still alive, and offer a moving narrative of the events surrounding the taking of that photograph.  The other film Ryan scored for the exhibition features FedEx founder Fred Smith discussing his experience as a marine officer serving in Vietnam, and how he witnessed first-hand how the military’s coordinated ground/air logistics could save lives.  The exhibit ran at NYHS from October 4, 2017 – April 22, 2018, is in Pittsburgh at the Heinz History Center from April to September, 2019, then will be at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO from Veterans Day 2019 to Memorial Day 2020.