September 3, 2008
Eddie Adams: An article in the Aug. 26 Calendar section about a documentary on photographer Eddie Adams referred to a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo by Nick Ut of a young Vietnamese girl running naked and screaming after being burned by napalm. The story said the incident was the result of a U.S. bombing. In fact, it was South Vietnamese planes that dropped the napalm, under orders from a U.S. commander.
October 22, 2004 |
Eddie Adams, the late Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist known for his emblematic images of the Vietnam War, was remembered Thursday for his wry smile and bright eyes that revealed an endless passion for telling the stories of humanity. Adams, best known for his Associated Press photo of a communist guerrilla being executed in a Saigon street, died last month at 71 from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.
July 10, 2009 |
Eddie Adams made me weep long before I knew his name. With his camera he caught the faces of the Vietnam War: soldiers hardened too young, barefoot children with dead eyes, burned villages with smoke still hanging in the air, mothers collapsed around their dead. His photos seared the front pages of newspapers around the world, making the war painfully real.
January 5, 2007 |
The J. Paul Getty Museum, best known for its contested antiquities, Impressionist irises and gorgeous grounds, has been diversifying in gruesome black and white. Since 2003, the museum has bought up several photographic prints that count among the 20th century's most iconic journalistic images of death by violence: Malcolm Browne's picture of the 1963 self-immolation of a Vietnamese Buddhist monk; a print from the Zapruder film of the 1963 shooting of John F.
March 23, 2013 |
His kids call it "the wall of death. " Generations of startling war images hang in the living room of photojournalist David Hume Kennerly: the flag-raising at Iwo Jima, the execution of a Vietcong fighter on the streets of Saigon, and a screaming Vietnamese girl running naked toward the camera and away from a napalm bombing. "Imagine being a kid growing up in this house," says Kennerly, whose own pictures from Vietnam won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1972. The photographs from his fellow wartime photographers are displayed throughout his Santa Monica home.