Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Nick Ut, best known for his 1972 Vietnam War photograph known as “Napalm Girl”, arrives at DC Books Kottayam. On March 14 by 9.15 am he will interact with Photo journalists, Media persons, students and his audience at DC Books Auditorium. He is on a tour to visit ancient and heritage sculptures in Kottayam. Popular writer K R Meera will accompany him through his tour.
Later he travels to Vagamon to visit Pine forest, Kurisumala Ashramam, Pullikanam estate, DCSMAT, Vagamon meadows popularly called Mottakunnu and other attractions.
By 5.30 pm he interacts with students, journalists and photographers at DC School of Management and Technology Vagamon. Noted architect T M Cyriac will accompany him.
On June 8, 1972, Ut captured the now-famous image of 9-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc screaming and running down the road naked after her village had been bombed with Napalm by South Vietnamese planes. Immediately after making the photo, he rushed the girl to a hospital, which saved her life.
The image won every major photographic award in 1973, such as the World Press Photo award, the Pulitzer Prize, the George Polk Memorial Award and the Overseas Press Club award. Ut is now a US citizen and currently lives in Los Angeles. He still works for AP as a photojournalist.