Internationally acclaimed photo journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Nick UT along with noted astrophotographer Raul Roa who is a staff photographer with Times Community, interacted in a crowd flooded event at DC Books.
District Information officer Sini K Thomas officially introduced Nick Ut. She also declared that next year Nick Ut will come along with the Napalm Girl for a visit at Kerala. She also gave an introduction to Raul Roa and said Raul considers Nick as his mentor and is a huge fan of Nick.
Nick shared his memories on war and how he took the popular picture. He also shared his memories about how he used his media pass to avail medical assistance to the napalm girl (Phan Thị Kim Phúc). It is after this photo went viral the whole world supported in anti war at Vietnam. A photo could create huge difference even in the war front.
Nick with fondness said the Napalm girl calls him Uncle Nick and for him she is like a daughter. They are in frequent touch with each other like a bonded family. It was a great opportunity for the photographers, Journalists, and students to meet the renowned photojournalist and to interact with them. The event was concluded by giving memento on behalf of DC Books and also Kerala Photographers Association District level. The event saw photo signing moments and Nick took selfies with his fan with glee.