Friday, May 11, 2012

WORLD REMEMBERS PHOTOJOURNALIST HORST FAAS

 In this March 1965 file photo by Associated Press photographer Horst Faas, hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine gun fire into the tree line to cover South Vietnamese ground troops advancing on a Viet Cong camp northwest of Saigon. Faas' work in Vietnam won four major photo awards, including the first of his two Pulitzers. He was severely wounded there in 1967.
Horst Faas/AP

In this March 1965 file photo by Associated Press photographer Horst Faas, hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine gun fire into the tree line to cover South Vietnamese ground troops advancing on a Viet Cong camp northwest of Saigon. Faas' work in Vietnam won four major photo awards, including the first of his two Pulitzers. He was severely wounded there in 1967

 "Horst Faas was a giant in the world of photojournalism whose extraordinary commitment to telling difficult stories was unique and remarkable," said Santiago Lyon, AP's global head of photography

 "Under his direction, AP photographers captured images that quickly became synonymous with the long war: among the most notable were Eddie Adams' image of the execution of a Viet Cong suspect and Nick Ut's picture of a naked Vietnamese girl fleeing a napalm attack." --BBC



 New York Times Lens: A Parting Glance: Horst Faas

The Telegraph: In Pictures, Horst Faas, Pulitzer Prize-winning Vietnam War photographer

The Guardian: Photojournalist's work in uncovering the horrors of Vietnam war helped turn mainstream opinion against US offensive 

BBC: Vietnam War photographer Horst Faas dies

The Independant: Horst Faas, the photographer whose images defined the Vietnam War, dies aged 79


MSNBC Photoblog: Horst Faas, legendary Vietnam combat photographer, dies