If you heard Vietnam War survivor Kim Phuc speak at the Lobero on the 19th, you’ll remember the heartfelt words she had for the photographer who captured the iconic image and saved her life. That Pulitzer prize-winning photographer was Nick Ut, and he and Kim remain close friends to this day (Kim speaks of the value of their friendship in her life in this recent interview with the Santa Barbara Independent).
Now, with the 40th anniversary of the photograph “The Girl in the Picture” approaching this summer, photographer Nick Ut will travel to Vietnam in March with Friendship Tours World Travel, where he and students on the trip will revisit the site where the photograph was taken. The trip will be documented by video journalists from ABC News, who plan to put together a documentary on Nick, Kim, and the photograph that changed both their lives. Click here and scroll down to see Nick included in a compilation of photographers and the images that made them famous, and stay tuned for more information about the documentary and trip this spring!