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Adams, Eddie (1934-2004)

Adams, Eddie (1934-2004)

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An American photographer who is best known for his photojournalism photography, although his work also included advertising, fashion, editorial, and entertainment photography.

While in the U.S. Marines, he was a combat photographer and continued on as a civilian later in life and covered thirteen wars during the course of his career.

One of his most famous photographs which was shot in 1968 was of the execution of a Vietcong prisoner in Saigon by General Nguyen Ngoc Loan. The execution photograph earned him the Pulitzer Prize in 1969. The photograph of the execution is credited for furthing the Anti War movement in America.

Adams founded an annual event called "Barnstorm: The Eddie Adams Photojournalism Workshop" in 1988.



Portions of this article derived from The Oxford Companion to the Photograph 2005.


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