|Birth: ||Apr. 28, 1933|
|Death: ||May 10, 2012|
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Photo Journalist. Faas was the chief of The Associated Press' Southeast Asia bureau from 1962 to 1974, where he covered the fighting and captured images of the terror and inhumanity of the Vietnam war. He spent much of his time out in the field, following troops and civilians who were caught in the middle of the conflict. Faas' photographs of wounded U.S. soldiers and a blindfolded Viet Cong suspect helped bring the war into American living rooms. He won four major photo awards including the first of his two Pulitzer Prizes for his iconic 1965 picture of a badly burned Vietnamese girl fleeing an aerial napalm attack. In 1967, Faas was severely wounded in the legs by a rocket-propelled grenade and used a wheelchair for the rest of his life. He left Saigon in 1970 to become AP's roving photographer for Asia. In 1972, he won his second Pulitzer Prize for gripping pictures of torture and executions in Bangladesh. He produced four books on his career, including Requiem, a book about photographers killed on both sides of the Vietnam War. In 2005, he returned to Vietnam for a press corps reunion marking the 30th anniversary of the war's end. (bio by: Louis M.)
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Originally Created by: Louis M.
Record added: May 15, 2012
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