04Apr

Supervisors Honor Legendary Photographer Nick Ut

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Former LA City Councilman Tom LaBonge, Supervisor Janice Hahn and legendary photographer Nick Ut celebrate Nick Ut Day in the Board of Supervisors. (Photo Credit: Diandra Jay)

Los Angeles, CA—Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recognized the long career and achievements of Associated Press photographer Nick Ut.  In honor of his retirement from the AP, the Supervisors presented him with a County scroll and will proclaim April 4, 2017 to be “Nick Ut Day” in LA County. 

Nick Ut has been working for the AP in Los Angeles for decades but is perhaps most well-known for his photography during the Vietnam War and his iconic photo of “Napalm Girl” Kim Phuc after her clothes had been burned off in a napalm attack.

“While I first met Nick Ut in City Hall during my time on the LA City Council, most Americans recognize Nick’s work during the Vietnam War,” said Supervisor Hahn. “His iconic photo of Kim Phuc showed Americans the horror of what was happening in Vietnam and I believe put us on the path to ending the war. Nick Ut has played such an incredible role in American history and today I want to congratulate him on his important career and thank him for his bravery and dedication to his work.”