Beyond Napalm Girl: Photographer Nick Ut and the transformation of Los Angeles

On June 8, 1972, AP photographer Nick Ut took one of the most iconic images of the 20th century – a crying Vietnamese girl fleeing after a napalm bombing attack.Nick was just 21 when he captured that photo, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. The iconic image, however, was just a blink in a collection of tens of thousands of images documented in a career spanning more than 50 years.

Nick retired earlier this year from the AP in Los Angeles, where he was known by virtually every reporter, photographer, cameraman, anchor and public official who has ever passed through this city.

ABC anchor David Ono will host an intimate talk with Nick about his life beyond the napalm girl and his trove of images chronicling the transformation of Los Angeles and America.

Join the Asian American Journalists Association and the Japanese American National Museum on Thursday, June 8 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., for an illuminating evening with one of the great characters of modern Los Angeles.  

Refreshments will be served afterwards.


Asian American Journalists Association, Los Angeles  
Japanese American National Museum

Asian American Journalists Association. Los Angeles Chapter. Established 1981.