Friday, March 11, 2011

Historical Photographer Presentation - Eddie Adams

Eddie Adams was born in 1933 and died in 2004. He won hundreds of awards for his work, particularly his pictures of celebrities and politicians, as well as his war photography. This picture of a prisoner being executed is one of his best known/award winning pieces. It was taken while Adams was working as a photographer in the Vietnam war for the Associated Press.

Eddie Adams, Saigon Execution, 1 February 1968

In addition to being one of Eddie Adams's best known photos, this photo is one of the most widely recognized from the Vietnam War. However, it gets a bad rap because people often misinterpret what was actually going on in the photo. I found this link interesting; it shows the image reproduced by others .

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