The photo above of a dazed American soldier, entitled Shellshocked US Marine would become the most well-known of McCullin’s photos from Hue.
In 1972, this picture of a nine-year-old girl, Kim Phuc, fleeing her village after a napalm attack brought the Vietnam War home to many. AP’s decision to publish the photo was controversial. Until then, there had never been images of naked children released by AP.
Between 1975 and 1992, around two million people (nearly four percent of the country’s population) fled Vietnam by boat to escape poverty, oppression, and war. Eddie Adams’ photos convinced the American government to allow 250,000 refugees to enter into the United States.
In 1932, Henri Cartier-Bresson set out on a tour of Southern Europe and the Maghreb; this journey with his 35 mm Leica was to be his formative tour that set out the rules of the art for not only the 25-year old photographer but also for a century of photojournalists who followed him.