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Eddie Adams snippet
Adams photographed some of the most celebrated people in the world: Ronald Reagan, Fidel Castro, and Pope John Paul II; Jerry Lewis, Clint Eastwood and Bette Davis; Big Bird and Mickey Mouse. He is one of the most published photographers in the USA.
Eddie Adams
Eddie Adams (June 12, 1933 September 19, 2004) was an American photographer noted for portraits of celebrities and politicians and as a photojournalist having covered 13 wars.
It was while covering the Vietnam War for the Associated Press that he took his best-known photograph the picture of police chief General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Vietcong prisoner, Nguyen Van Lem, on a Saigon street, on February 1, 1968, during the opening stages of the Tet Offensive.
Adams won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography and a World Press Photo award for the photograph (captioned 'Nguyen Ngoc Loan|General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner in Saigon'), but would later lament its notoriety.