Sawada, Kyoichi: Family Escaping Bombing In Vietn
Family escaping bombing in Vietnam. 1965. Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver press print. 20,2 x 25,5 cm. UPI agency stamp and press text label affixed to the verso.
The Japanese photographer Kyoichi Sawada worked for United Press International and received the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Photography for his combat photography of the Vietnam War during 1965. Two of his photographs were selected as "World Press Photo of the Year" in 1965 and 1966. This one, showing a Vietnamese mother and her children wading across a river to escape a bombing of their village, won the award in 1965. The famous 1966 photograph shows U.S soldiers dragging a dead Viet Cong fighter to a burial site behind their M113 armored personnel carrier. Sawada died in 1970 while on assignment in Cambodia. - A few light handling creases, buckling in lower edge, otherwise in good condition.