Biography: War photographer Nick Ut

Biography: War photographer Nick Ut


Nick Ut (born March 29, 1951), is a photographer for the Associated Press (AP) who works out of Los Angeles.

His best known photo is the Pulitzer Prize-winning picture of Phan Thị Kim Phúc, who was photographed as a naked 9-year-old girl running toward the camera to flee a South Vietnamese napalm attack on invading North Vietnamese at the Trảng Bàng village during the Vietnam War.

In September 2012, on the 40th anniversary of Nick’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph, Nick was inducted into the Leica Hall of Fame as the third recipient of the prestigious award for his contributions to photojournalism.

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Vietnam War 1972

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Vietnam 1974

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Vietnam  (S) Refugees Fleeing  Helicopter

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