The Pulitzer He Didn’t Want

Donald Winslow (who is the editor of the National Press Photographers Association’s News Photographer magazine) wrote a piece for the New York Times’ Lens blog on his old friend, Eddie Adams, in which he explains why Adams never wanted to talk about his most famous image.

It’s a fascinating look into Adams and the anger and frustration he felt for not winning photojournalism’s ultimate prize earlier in the decade for his image of Jackie Kennedy mourning the loss of her husband, President John Kennedy. I knew he wouldn’t talk about the “Saigon Execution” image, but didn’t know about his feelings towards the earlier image.

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