Philip Jones Griffiths, the passionate, pacifistic, anti-war war photographer, has died of cancer in London. A longtime photojournalist with a varied portfolio and many books to his credit, he is best known for his angry, polemical, but brilliant book Vietnam, Inc., which Stuart Franklin in his Magnum essay called "arguably the most articulate and compelling anti-war statement made by any photojournalist ever." (The book's over-the-top anti-U.S. captions are still controversial, however. In that context, as pointed out by the Times, it's worth remembering that his humanizing photographs of American soldiers also helped their image at a time when they were being demonized at home.) Unstinting in his documenting of the vile effects of war on human beings, his photographs are among the most difficult to look at of any photojournalist's, which limited his sales and probably also dampened the appreciation of the general public and photo hobbyists. He was 72.