Nick Ut

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Nick Ut
Huỳnh Công Út

(1951-03-29) March 29, 1951 (age 72)
Other namesNick Ut
Notable credit(s)
Pulitzer Prize-winner

Huỳnh Công Út, known professionally as Nick Ut (born March 29, 1951) is a Vietnamese American photographer. He worked for the Associated Press (AP).[1] He won both the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography and the 1973 World Press Photo of the Year for "The Terror of War". The picture showed children running away from a napalm bombing during the Vietnam War.[2]

His best-known photo, it features a naked 9-year-old girl, Phan Thị Kim Phúc, running toward the camera from a South Vietnamese napalm strike that mistakenly hit Trảng Bàng village instead of nearby North Vietnamese troops.[3]

On March 29, 2017, he retired from AP.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hudson, Berkley (2009). Sterling, Christopher H. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Journalism. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE. pp. 1060–67. ISBN 978-0-7619-2957-4.
  2. "Spot News Photography". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  3. Time Magazine Editors (2016). 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time. Time Home Entertainment. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-61893-507-6.
  4. "'Napalm Girl' photographer retires after 51 years". Winston-Salem Journal. Associated Press. 2017-03-29. Archived from the original on 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2017-03-30.