Friday, June 03, 2016 6:36 PM
The Los Angeles Press Club’s 2016 Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement will be bestowed on legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Nick Ut. His iconic Associated Press photo of 9-year-old Kim Phuc fleeing a napalm bombing captured the conscience of a nation during the Vietnam War. Ut did not merely snap an important historical image, he had to help and took Phuc and other burned and terrified children to an American hospital. Some 44 years later, they are still in contact, and Phuc will fly in from Canada to participate in the celebration, which promises to be an emotional reunion.
Nick Ut, who is still working for AP, will be introduced by another media legend, his friend and Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent Peter Arnett.
You have a chance to own a piece of history. A signed copy of the iconic photo will be auctioned at the gala.