Eddie Adams dies at 71

“For a two full years after he took the picture, Adams, 71, who died at the weekend from Lou Gehrig’s disease, could not bring himself to look at it. That photograph showed the execution of a suspected Viet Cong fighter by a general from the South Vietnamese army on a street in Saigon on 1 February 1968. ‘They killed many Americans and many of my people,’ said the general, Nguyen Ngoc Loan, as he raised his pistol to the man’s head and pulled the trigger.”
From the obiturary of Eddie Adams, Pulitizer Prize winning photographer, in The Independent.

Here is a gallery of other Adams photographs from the Nikon center.

Here is an NPR interview where Adams talks about the famous Vietnam execution photo.

And here at The Guardian, James Fenton reviews Susan Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Others, in which Adams’ photo is thoughtfully considered.