Eddie Adams

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Photojournalist Eddie Adams won the 1968 Pulitzer Prize for his picture of Nguyen Ngoc Loan, police chief of Saigon, firing a bullet at the head of a Vietcong prisoner. We’ll talk about Eddie’s 45-year career as a photojournalist with his widow Alyssa Adams and Hal Buell, Director of Photography for the AP, about the book Eddie Adams: Vietnam.


Alyssa Adams and Hal Buell,

Comments [3]

Fran from NYC

I had the real pleasure and distinct privilege of knowing Eddie Adams both as a colleague and a close friend. He always treated me like gold. Eddie drew people to him like moths to a flame. Like most geniuses—and I do not use that term loosely—Eddie could be demanding, mercurial, and hard to please. But he never demanded anything more from others than he demanded from himself. His enthusiasm for photography and for life itself was infectious and boundless. This film captures much of Eddie's industry and, for lack of a better word, magic.

May. 26 2009 09:27 PM
John from Midtown Manhattan


I worked for a while as Eddie's asistant.

I remember him as ETROADINARILY humble and 'egoless" person ... and seemingly calm and unflappable (almost comatosely so.


May. 26 2009 12:55 PM
John Godkin from ex NY'er in the Poconos

Mr. Lopate, can you ask your guests if the book is a tie-in or is somehow related to the recent documentary 'An Unlikely Weapon - The Eddie Adams Story'? That film is directed by Susan Morgan Cooper and was shown in April in NY. Will it ever be available on dvd? Thanks!!!! :)

May. 26 2009 09:04 AM

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