Dear AAJA photojournalists,
Associated Press photographer Nick Ut will be presented AAJA’s top award, Lifetime Achievement Award, at the national convention in Detroit.
Ut will be presented his award at the Gala Banquet on Saturday night, August 13.
He and the “Napalm Girl” Kim Phuc will be speaking about their experiences on how his Pultizer-Prize winning photograph changed their lives. Their talk is Friday August 12 in the “Photo Room”.
Ut, who works for AP in Los Angeles, still gives talks around the world about his iconic photo that he says has helped end the war in Vietnam and helps in world peace.
His photojournalism career started when he was just sixteen years old, taking photos of the Vietnam war. He is best known for his 1973 historical, Pulitzer Prize winning photo of a naked nine-year-old girl running away from a napalm attack. The photo has also received awards from World Press Photo, Sigma Delta Chi, George Polk Memorial Award, Overseas Press Club and National Press Club. Since 1977 he has continued to take photos for the Associated Press for the Los Angeles bureau, specializing in Hollywood and celebrity mania. Despite his hectic schedule, he still takes the time to help colleagues and young up-and-coming journalists, holding workshops around the world.
More info on Ut’s award: www.aaja.org/program…
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