Photojournalist Francois Sully, born in 1928 in France, joined the French Army and was assigned to Vietnam in the 1940s. After choosing to be discharged in Saigon in 1947, FS became a correspondent for both Vietnamese and French publications. He lived in Saigon and worked for Newsweek from 1961 until his death in a helicopter crash in 1971. Sully also wrote articles for magazines such as Business Week, Medical World News, and the New Republic.
The photograph collection contains an estimated 12,000 negatives (1,200 digitized) and cover many facets of the Vietnam War during his time there.