Associated Press photographer Nick Ut has been selected to receive the 2011 Asian American Journalism Association Lifetime Achievement Award, a high honor given to an individual who has demonstrated “courage and commitment to the principles of journalism.”
Ut is best known for his 1972 Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of 9-year old Phan Thi Kim Phuc as she ran naked fleeing a napalm attack on Route 1 in South Vietnam. Ut rushed the girl to a hospital and saved her life. His photo is widely credited with helping to end the war.
In 2010, Ut returned to Vietnam with fellow journalist and Vietnam Reporting Project fellow Connie Schultz to document the continuing impact of Agent Orange. Their work was published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on January 30th 2011.
Read more about Nick Ut here.