About Eddie Adams (photographer)

Eddie Adams (photographer)
Eddie Adams was an American photographer and photojournalist noted for portraits of celebrities and politicians and for coverage of 13 wars. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969. Wikipedia
June 12, 1933, New Kensington, Pennsylvania, USA
September 18, 2004, New York City, New York, USA

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Eddie Adams (photographer) Quotes

I would have rather been known more for the series of photographs I shot of 48 Vietnamese refugees who managed to sail to Thailand in a 30-foot boat, only to be towed back to the open seas by Thai marines.
Regarding the the "boat of no smiles" photos he took of Vietnamese refugees who were denied access to Thailand. Over 200,000 refugees were later granted asylum in the United States.
It was the only good thing I did in my life, but I’m not a good guy.
Regarding the "boat of no smiles" photos he took of Vietnamese refugees who were denied access to Thailand. Over 200,000 refugees were later granted asylum in the United States.
How do you know you wouldn't have pulled the trigger yourself?
Quoted in the obituary of Eddie Adams, The New York Times, September 20, 2004. According to Eddie Adams, the story behind the incident that he came to accept according to Brig. General Nguyen Ngoc Loan was that General Loan shot the man who had just murdered a friend of his, a South Vietnamese army colonel, as well as colonel's wife and six children.
When I saw the picture, I was not impressed, and I’m still not impressed. It was just a news picture. I still don’t understand why it was so important.
As part of the documentary An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story (2008). Regarding his most famous photograph depicting General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a bound Viet Cong in Saigon.