A Great Photograph Meets Great Writing

If you’ve followed my blog or Facebook page you know that I have posted a number of articles about AP photographer Nick Ut and his iconic photo known as “Napalm Girl”!  This photo, that changed the world’s thinking about war, is 40 years old this week.  Along with Nick, another of my favorite photographers and a great writer I might add, posted this on his blog today,  http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/ .  Read Joe’s post about what has become of “Napalm Girl” Kim Phuc.  It’s quite a story and as always, Joe’s writing about Nick’s photo and his assignment to interview Kim Phuc is heartwarming!

Napalm Girl (Kim Phuc) photographed 40 years ago by Nick Ut

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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2 Responses to A Great Photograph Meets Great Writing

  1. Melissa Angelique Mendise says:

    I remember that photograph very well. I did not see it til i was much older but it was one of the reasons why I became interested in Photography in the first place along with the photo taken by Stanley Joseph Forman of the mom and child falling from the balcony during a fire. It is these types of photographs taken in a split second, unplanned and without fancy filters, equipment and use of digital manipulation that speak the loudest.
    Great story and thank you so much for sharing it
    Melissa Angelique


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