Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer Returns to Vietnam After 43 Years
Nick Ut, a photojournalist of Vietnamese origin, who lives in Los Angeles, returned to Vietnam to where he shot “The Terror of War” 43 year ago.
His goal was to document the changes that have occurred since that day, when he, a 21-year-old Associated Press photographer, was covering the war in Vietnam. Instead of Leica M2 camera, Ut carried his iPhone to post the images to Instagram.
Nick Ut was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. “The Terror of War” is 41st on the list of the 100 the Most Influential Photographs of twentieth century according to the Columbia University.
Ho Van Bon, 52, right, points at himself in the iconic 'Napalm girl' photo taken by the Pulitzer winning photographer Nick Ut, left, 43 years ago on Monday, June 8, 2015 in Trang Bang, Vietnam. @utnicky returned Monday to the location of his iconic photo to capture his memories. #AP #NickUt #napalmgirl #pulitzer #backtotrangbang #photojournalism #trangbang #Tayninh #VietnamWar #vietnam