Florida Vietnam Veteran's exhibit of war images goes on display this weekend

Posted at 5:07 PM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 17:07:30-04

A photography exhibition highlighting the sights of the Vietnam War goes on display this weekend at the Veterans Art Center Tampa in St. Petersburg. 

The exhibit features photographs taken by Key Largo resident Glenn Hoover while he was serving as an Infantry 1st Lieutenant in 1968. 

The film images sat in a closet for nearly 50 years before he decided to revive them into canvases. 

Hoover will feature 35 of his photos that tell different stories from each perspective of the war. 

The exhibits website states, "it is not the intent of this exhibition to be a documentary, nor to pass any moral judgments about this period. IT is a series of snap shots, taken during a brief moment, by one person."

The images are portraits of the Vietnamese and Montagnards who lived there, while others are American soldiers. 

There will be an opening reception Saturday, August 26 from 5-9:00pm.

The exhibition will be open until October 28, 2017.

To learn more about the exhibit, click here.