Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk: Charlie Haughey

October 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Charlie Haughey poses with camera and light meter.
Charlie Haughey poses with camera and light meter. © Charlie Haughey.

Charlie Haughey was drafted to the US Army in 1967. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam with a rifle company in the 25th Infantry Division from March 1968 to May 1969. Charlie, a photographer from a young age, was commissioned by his commanding officer to take photos—not traditional combat photos, but morale-boosting content to uplift the spirits of the members of the unit. When he left Vietnam for good, Charlie brought back to the United States almost two thousand negatives that had captured his unique view on the war and the lives of the men of the 25th Infantry Division.

Learn more about the photographer and his work.

Every third Wednesday of the month at noon, photography enthusiasts gather at the Museum to hear talks by regional photographers, gallerists, historians, curators, and collectors.

Free to the public.

Sponsored by the Museum’s Photography Council. Major support provided by Pro Photo Supply.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.