The Associated Press’s Nick Ut retires later this month after 51 years of taking photographs from the front lines of the Vietnam War to the red carpets of Hollywood.
Ut, who won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his photo of a burning little girl fleeing a napalm bomb attack on her village, will take his final pictures for the AP at the end of this month.
It will conclude a career Ut says took him from hell to Hollywood as he photographed everything from people killed in battle to celebrities getting stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Ut was 21 when he took the famous photo of Kim Phuc fleeing her burning village. After taking her picture, he rushed the terrified 9-year-old to a hospital. The two remain friends.