The celebrated photographer who made the world take notice of the Vietnam war with his ‘The terror of war’ click is all set to witness the Indian Photography Festival at Hyderabad. Huynh Cong Ut, professionally called as Nick Ut was born in Long An, Vietnam on March 29, 1951. He joined the prestigious news gathering agency, AP after his beloved brother Huynh Thanh was killed while covering the Vietnam War for Associated Press.
He covered the war in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. He won both the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography and the World Press Photo of the Year for his June 8, 1972 photo “The Terror of War,” depicting children fleeing from a napalm bombing on their village of Trang Bang. Kim Phuc, the naked 9-year-old girl in the photograph became the face of all that was wrong with the war.
Nick Ut retired from AP after 51 years with the company, allowing himself to refocus his energies on his love of documenting cultures and the natural world, creating his own assignments and distributing his work through Getty Images. He continues to teach workshops, do speaking engagements and have his work featured in exhibitions.
Mark Edward Harris’ editorial work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, Life, GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, The Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, and The London Sunday Times Travel Magazine as well as all the major photography and in-flight magazines. His commercial clients range from The Gap to Coca-Cola. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a CLIO, ACE, Aurora Gold, and Photographer of the Year at the Black & White Spider Awards.
His books include Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work, The Way of the Japanese Bath, Wanderlust, North Korea, South Korea, and Inside Iran. North Korea was named Photography Book of the Year at the International Photography Awards. Mark’s latest book is The Travel Photo Essay: Describing A Journey Through Images.