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Photo night with Nick Ut, AP’s legendary ‘Napalm Girl’ photographer

Photojournalist Nick Ut will share his work at the Pen and Pencil on Thursday, February 22nd at 8 p.m. He recently retired after 51 years with the Associated Press.

Born in Vietnam, Nick Ut joined the Associated Press at age 16 following the death of his older brother, an AP photographer. Covering that war for eight years, he took many successful photographs, including the “napalm girl,” nine-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phuc, running naked and screaming after her clothes were burned off. Realizing the extent of her injuries, he took her for medical help before returning to AP to develop his film. The iconic image was widely published, named World Press Photo of 1972, awarded the 1973 Pulitzer Prize, and credited with helping to turn public sentiment against the war.

He spent another decade working in Tokyo, Hanoi, Laos and Cambodia before reassignment to Los Angeles. There he photographed the Olympics, wildfires, earthquakes, riots, and celebrities. He has stayed in touch with Kim, now living in Canada. Last year he retired from AP after 51 years, and was honored with PSA’s International Understanding Through Photography award, given annually for photography that has impacted people’s perceptions. His prize-winning work over the years has resulted in his presentation, “From Hell to Hollywood.” He is married and has two grown children.

 

This presentation has been made possible thanks to the generosity of Nick Ut as well as Lynn Maniscalco and the Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography, where Ut will be visiting to judge their annual competition.

 

Can’t make it on the 22nd? Ut will present his work again on Monday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Cokesbury Auditorium, 726 Loveville Road in Hockessin, Delaware.

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