What an amazing opportunity to meet and photograph Nick Ut and Kim Phuc at the launch of Leica Store Manchester. Nick Ut photographed Kim Phuc (Napalm girl) in 1972 as she and her siblings ran from a napalm attack, the image is thought to have been the catalyst for the ending of the Vietnam war.
Nick Ut and Kim Phuc at Leica Store Manchester
Nick Ut at Leica Store Manchester
AP Photo by Nick Ut – South Vietnamese forces follow after terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center, as they run down Route 1 near Trang Bang after an aerial napalm attack on suspected Viet Cong hiding places, June 8, 1972. A South Vietnamese plane accidentally dropped its flaming napalm on South Vietnamese troops and civilians. The terrified girl had ripped off her burning clothes while fleeing. The children from left to right are: Phan Thanh Tam, younger brother of Kim Phuc, who lost an eye, Phan Thanh Phouc, youngest brother of Kim Phuc, Kim Phuc, and Kim’s cousins Ho Van Bon, and Ho Thi Ting. Behind them are soldiers of the Vietnam Army 25th Division.