‘Napalm girl’ photographer Nick Ut returns to Vietnam for good cause

By Ha Dinh Nguyen, Thanh Nien News

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Nick Ut and his famous photo "The Terror of War" at the auction in Ho Chi Minh City on June 8, 2015. Photo: Ha Dinh Nguyen

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Nick Ut, best known for his “napalm girl” photo, auctioned five of his photos to raise money for a children charity program in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday.
During his trip to Vietnam this time, the Associated Press photographer held the auction with the help of his Vietnamese friends.
Proceeds will go to a fund dedicated to poor, homeless children and supporting heart surgeries for children. The fund was initiated by Vietnamese actor and TV host Chi Bao.
Among the five photos is the famous "The Terror of War," which helped Ut won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography.
The photo features a naked 9-year-old girl, Phan Thi Kim Phuc, running toward the camera after a napalm attack in Saigon on June 8, 1972.
The picture became one of the most famous photographs to come out of the Vietnam War.
Monday also marked 43 years after Ut shot the now-iconic image of the girl. He returned to the village and captured some of his memories there, this time with an iPhone.
From June 12-26, an exhibition featuring Associated Press’s Vietnam War photos will open in Hanoi. The “napalm girl” photo will be on display.

This photo, named Buffalo Boy, was also auctioned by Nick Ut.

Another photo taken by Nick Ut, depicting a Vietnamese family trying to escape from a war-torn zone in southern Vietnam in 1972, was also put up for auction.

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