Nick Ut

1951 - Today

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Huỳnh Công Út, known professionally as Nick Ut (born March 29, 1951), is a Vietnamese-American photographer for the Associated Press (AP) who works out of Los Angeles. He won both the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography and the 1973 World Press Photo of the Year for "The Terror of War", depicting children in flight from a napalm bombing during the Vietnam War. His best-known photo features a naked 9-year-old girl, Phan Thị Kim Phúc, running toward the camera from a South Vietnamese napalm strike that mistakenly hit Trảng Bàng village instead of nearby North Vietnamese troops. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nick Ut has received more than 358,817 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Nick Ut is the 59th most popular photographer (down from 58th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Vietnam (down from 65th in 2019) and the most popular Vietnamese Photographer.

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  • 23

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Among photographers, Nick Ut ranks 59 out of 105Before him are Karl Blossfeldt, Cecil Beaton, Erich Salomon, Lothar Wolleh, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and Herb Ritts. After him are Sophie Calle, Willy Ronis, David Bailey, Gisèle Freund, Étienne Carjat, and Weegee.

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Among people born in 1951, Nick Ut ranks 146Before him are Mitsuru Adachi, Moriteru Ueshiba, Jan Timman, Martin Brest, Manfred Winkelhock, and Dean Barrow. After him are Kazumi Takada, Geir Haarde, Chrissie Hynde, Massimo Ranieri, Kenny Roberts, and Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov.

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In Vietnam

Among people born in Vietnam, Nick Ut ranks 67 out of 106Before him are Hồ Xuân Hương (1772), Đinh Bộ Lĩnh (924), Kiến Phúc (1869), Phan Thi Kim Phuc (1963), Nông Đức Mạnh (1939), and Son Ngoc Thanh (1908). After him are Hiệp Hòa (1847), Phan Văn Khải (1934), Võ Văn Kiệt (1922), Henri Laborit (1914), Trịnh Công Sơn (1939), and Chantal Goya (1942).


Among photographers born in Vietnam, Nick Ut ranks 1