Eddie Adams: images of the war.
Eddie Adams is dead in New York City. The photojournalist who has been on 13
conflicts and especially the Vietnam War, but was also involved in
entertainment and fashion. His image has won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize
in 1969 with the execution of a Viet Cong in a street of Saigon. An image
that has become a symbol, an icon of photojournalism. The publication of the
picture shocked the world and was among the pictures that drove the American
public to begin to oppose the war more convincingly with massive peaceful
demonstrations in every city of the States.
Adams, as well as having worked extensively for 'Associated Press, he have
made many portraits of politics, specially in the 'nineties.
Recently, Lou Gehrig's disease patient was cooperating with Parade magazine,
what he called his "last job" before the end.
He had 71 years.
Gianluca Fiesoli, Italy, September 2004.
Photo of Eddie Adams ©.