AP’s Legendary Photographer’s Hong Kong Exhibition & London Memorial Oct. 18
October 17, 2012 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography
Via Photo This & That
Earlier this year, May 10th, saw the sad passing of one of our time's greatest photojournalists and picture editors; the legendary Horst Faas. Best known for his amazing images from Vietnam, Horst was a double Pulitzer Prize winner. As AP chief photographer for Southeast Asia and picture editor, he was also instrumental in getting Nick Ut's powerful 'Napalm Girl' on the AP wire, along with another definitive image from that war, Eddie Adams' Vietcong prisoner execution.
The sun breaks through dense jungle foliage in early January 1965,
around the embattled town of Binh Gia, 64 km east of Saigon, as South
Vietnamese troops, joined by U.S. personnel, rest after a cold, damp
night of waiting in an ambush position for a Viet Cong attack that
didn't come. One hour later, as the possibility of an overnight attack
faded, the troops moved out for another hot day hunting the elusive
communist guerrillas. (AP Photo/Horst Faas)
The Foreign Correspondent's Club, Hong Kong will be have a reception and exhibition on Horst's work on September 4th. For further details, visit the FCC website. The exhibition of images will remain on display for the foreseeable future.
In London, on October 18th at 11.30am, we will be having a memorial service for Horst. The service will be at St Brides Church, Fleet Street.