MEMBERS ONLY: Reception with Horst Faas

Talk Sunday 8th July, 2007

Horst Faas, the legendary photographer whose images became iconic of the Vietnam War and who shook the world by publishing Nick Ut’s “Napalm Girl” as AP photo editor.

It will be a unique opportunity to hear first-hand about his distinguished career that has spanned 53 years in which Horst Faas covered the conflicts in Vietnam, Laos, Congo and Algeria. In 1962 he became AP’s chief photographer for Southeast Asia and was based in Saigon until 1974. His unflinching images of the Vietnam war won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1965. In 1972 he collected a second Pulitzer for his coverage of the conflict in Bangladesh.

As AP’s picture editor Faas ensured the publication of two of the most famous images of the Vietnam War – the notorious picture of the “Saigon Execution” by Eddie Adams and Nick Ut’s famous “Napalm Girl”.