Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Photo of the Year by Nick Ut

Associated Press photographer Nick Út earned a Pulitzer Prize
for this haunting photograph, which was also the World Press
Photo of the year 1972. He spoke about this with the BBC and
shared the grisly and horrenduous details surrounding that eighth
day of June 1972

I looked up his Wikipedia page after seeing a new image by him
on CNN, and it was sadly true. He did indeed take the photo below
on June 8th, an amazing 35 years to the day, after the prize-winning
one. Whatever else he may be up to, I see that he is still capable of
capturing the internal depth of human suffering. Too bad the human
'suffering' in this case happened to be an heiress named Paris -
getting free transportation in a squad car.


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