Eddie Adams , who died in 2004, was one of the most accomplished photojournalists of the Vietnam War. Working for the Associated Press, Adams spent more than three years covering the war. He received the Pulitzer Prize for photography for takng one of the war’s most iconic photos: of South Vietnamese Gen. Loan shooting a Viet Cong lieutenant in the head in the streets of Saigon during Tet ’68.
Fifty of Adams’ rarely viewed photos, including the two black-and-white shots above, were on exhibit from May 25 through September 11 at the Dublin Arts Council in Ohio. A large collection of his work is for sale at the Monroe Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“Eddie’s genius is his talent for capturing tension in every photo, whether it be the still of a murder or the animation in the eyes of a movie star, ” said former Parad e magazine editor-in-chief Walter Anderson, a Vietnam veteran who received the VVA Excellence in the Arts Award at the 2015 National Convention. “He is eclectic, incomparable and cantankerous. He is unyielding in the pursuit of excellence.”