Wednesday, March 11, 2009

FROM THE NY POST

DEFINING IMAGE

March 10, 2009 --

LEGENDARY photographer Eddie Adams would have hated his new book, "Vietnam." At the Umbrage exhibition of photos from the tome, his widow, Alyssa, said he never would have allowed the cover to show his 1968 Pulitzer Prize-winning shot of a Viet Cong prisoner being shot execution-style on a Saigon street. "The image disturbed him, and he continually wrestled with the responsibility it brought," she said. "He disliked being defined by one image when he was capable of much more." Nodding in agreement were Harry Benson, Bill Eppridge, John Loengard and Nick Ut (who won his own Pulitzer for the shot of a girl running from a napalm attack). Hal Buell, the AP Saigon bureau chief at the time, also attended with Eddie's pal Pete Hamill.
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