Today in Photographic History: Eddie Adams’ Pulitzer Prize Image of the Vietnam War

February 1, 2014 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

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Eddie Adams©AP: Street Execution of a Viet Cong Prisoner, Saigon, 1968

This Week in Photography History: Eddie Adams' Pulitzer Prize Image of the Vietnam War
by Julius Motal on 02/01/2014
Via The Phoblographer

On February 1, 1968, General Nguyen Ngoc Loan fired a gun at the head of Nguyen Van Lam early on in the Tet Offensive. Lam was a member of the National Liberation Front, also known as the Viet Cong, and went by the alias Bay Lap. Gen. Loan executed Lam on a street in Saigon and that moment was sealed in time when Eddie Adams photographed it. Adams was covering the Vietnam War for the Associated Press, and that image won the Pulitzer Prize and World Press Photo. The image soon became a sore point for Adams. (click for pull post)

Related: Alyssa Adams is currently beginning a new book on Eddie's work with the University of Texas Press, where Eddie's archives are housed. Details will be forthcoming.

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