But it was the photograph, and its frozen portrait of agony, that fueled the antiwar movement and helped end U. When Adams had had enough, over the protestations of the reporter, Adams uttered the two words and flew back home to New York. No one would tell them where the men of the village were—a typical reaction. Having trouble with comments? The picture was a tangible reality that came to characterize the whole conflict…but Eddie, Mr. Award-winning photographer photo contest. Adams himself, before his death in , expressed discomfort with the consequences of his photo.
But the story behind the image is much more than that. Following the war, he was reviled wherever he went. That sentiment was echoed again in Eddie Adams: Measuring linear feet in size, the Eddie Adams Photographic Archive documents Adams's career and includes "Saigon Execution," his Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of General Loan executing a Vietnamese prisoner in Early in the attack, Saigon itself was overrun, which gave the Viet Cong the opportunity to cleanse the city of political enemies and settle some old scores. But Loan had local support and was never deported. Director Douglas Sloan says it will encourage people to understand the context of what they see in powerful images.
A photo that changed the course of the Vietnam War
Adams' close-up portraits and emphasis on intimate storytelling presented a new way to photograph war. Sign up to receive e-mail updates about Memorial Fund activities. This is a photo of the Veteran. Shortly after the North Vietnamese communists launched the Tet offensive on January 30, , fighting broke out in the U. Director Douglas Sloan says it will encourage people to understand the context of what they see in powerful images. Once flagged, this remembrance will be hidden from public view until an administrator reviews the remembrance.
On November 11, , it was reported that both sailors fell from A at about 7: I use almost all transparency film only because I don't know how to shoot negative color. Show my email address below the approved photo. Just to change face a little bit, I've seen some of the spectacular and dramatic portraits you've done of such great leaders and so forth--let me ask you, what are some of the favorite portraits you've done or who you've worked with. Photographer said he had a lot of sympathy for the shooter and wished he had never published the picture.