Photographer Nick Ut presents “Napalm girl” photo to Vietnam Women Museum

Photographer Nick Ut, former photo-journalist of the AP news agency, on Saturday presented 5 photos and a camera that he used when he was a war correspondent in Vietnam.

The five photos, four were taken by Nick Ut and one by his colleague, depict Kim Phuc, known as the Napalm girl, at nine years of age running naked on a road after being severely burned on her back by a Napalm attack on June 8, 1972 in Trang Bang, Tay Ninh.

The photo Napalm girl showed the fierceness of the war in Vietnam, sparked anti-war movements in the US, and changed the world's view on the war in Vietnam. This photo is ranked 41st among 100 most influential photos in the 20th century. Nick Ut's photos changed Kim Phuc's life. She is now the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

Speaking at the event, photographer Nick Ut said: In these 5 photos are victims of the attack that day. One photo shows me being about to bring Kim Phuc to the hospital and one shows me watering to save her life. There are many other photos but I think these 5 photos are the sufficient reflection. On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the photo Napalm girl, I want to present them to the Vietnam Women Museum. Many museums in the world want to have the photos and my camera but I'm a Vietnamese and I want to display them in Vietnam.

The photos and the camera will be displayed at the Vietnam Women Museum until May 18th.

Source: VOV5