Eddie Adams had died

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Tony, Sep 19, 2004.

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    Tony Guest

    Eddie Adams who's photograph of a suspected VC terrorist being executed in
    the street by a police official has dies of ALS. He was 71.
    The picture has become a symbol of the entire war.
    Tony, Sep 19, 2004
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    Annika1980 Guest

    From: "Tony"
    I heard on one of those swiftboat sites that it was really John Kerry who
    pulled the trigger and the kid was only 12 years old and just went into town to
    get some ice cream and medicine for his mother.
    Annika1980, Sep 19, 2004
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  3. As always, tasteless and crude.

    Wesley Jansen, Sep 20, 2004
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    m II Guest

    Wesley Jansen wrote:

    Please forgive him. It's all those years spent growing up in a trailer
    behind Lynndie England's.

    m II, Sep 20, 2004
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    Tony Guest

    One of the many reasons why the thing calling itself Annika has lived in
    most people's killfile for so many years.
    Tony, Sep 20, 2004
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    Annika1980 Guest

    From: m II
    She gave me a thumbs up.
    Annika1980, Sep 20, 2004
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    m II Guest

    Annika1980 wrote:

    I saw the rubber glove!

    m II, Sep 20, 2004
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    ThomasH Guest

    It is sad that someone who has aspiration to be a "great
    photographer" in this group does not have any respect to
    one of the really legendary photographers...

    It is also sad, that nowadays the military impose so easy
    so much censorship and selection on who can photograph and
    when, while they are in action. People like Eddia Adams
    became to inconvenient... Good that that they forgot their
    own 'little ones,' who delivered us some prime class CD's
    with self made "documentary" of the war behind the scenes
    and contemporary understanding of the Geneva Convention...
    ThomasH, Sep 20, 2004
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    Bandicoot Guest


    Bandicoot, Sep 20, 2004
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    Al Jacobson Guest

    He was a friend to all the brothers in light...
    Eddie Adams, I used to see him at all the Nikon parties at the PMA and at
    other functions. He always had time to answer questions and was usually
    At one of the parties I'm sitting right next to him having dinner and the
    wife asks// "who is that gentleman you are talking to". "Oh, he's probably
    one of the most honored photographers of our time. His venues are in
    journalism, corporate, editorial, fashion, entertainment and advertising".

    He's been featured in Time, Newsweek, Life, Paris Match, Parade, Penthouse,
    Vogue, The London Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times, Stern and
    Vanity Fair. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his
    unforgettable photograph of the street execution of a Viet Cong. I found
    this tidbit on PNN's page. and I quote, "Eddie Adams is a man to whom Clint
    Eastwood said, "Good shot", Fidel Castro said, "Let's go duck hunting",
    The Pope said, "You've got three minutes".
    Al Jacobson, Sep 20, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Hi Al,

    Nice words. Nice to hear from you again. Hope you're around for

    Alan Browne, Sep 20, 2004
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    Nick C Guest

    Apparently Eddie Adams wasn't very proud that he took the picture of the
    Viet Cong captive being shot by Police Chief Lt. Colonel Nguyen Ngoc Loan.
    He never displayed the picture in his studio and often refused to talk about
    the picture. He once said, "Sometimes a picture can be misleading because it
    doesn't tell the whole story." He often felt he "unfairly maligned Loan" and
    in later years, the picture began to haunt him. Adams was acquainted with
    Loan and considered "Loan a hero, given the circumstances of the time."

    What the picture didn't show was that the handcuffed Viet being shot by Loan
    was a Viet Cong Captain who a couple of hours earlier had "personally
    murdered the entire family of Loan's closest aid, moments before he was
    captured." The world pitied the murder and condemned the grief stricken
    Loan, and Adams was sorry he took the picture.

    (Ref: Associated Press news release)

    Nick C, Sep 21, 2004
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    Basic Wedge Guest

    I'm surprised to hear all this. I always figured that was an incredible
    photo - perfectly freezing the decisive moment, as it did. You have to
    imagine Eddie Adams would have anticipated the ramifications of that photo,
    when he took it from negative to print. He won a Pulitzer Prize for it, and
    someone had to have submitted it.

    Basic Wedge, Sep 21, 2004
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    Nick C Guest

    According to the story line in the press release, "Drawn by gunfire, Adams
    and an NBC film crew watched South Vietnamese soldiers bring a handcuffed
    Viet Cong captive to a street corner where they assumed he would be
    interrogated." As Adams was about to take a picture of the captive, "South
    Vietnam's police chief, Lt.Col. Naguyen Ngoc Loan, strode up, wordlessly
    drew a pistol and shot the man in the head." Then the story line goes on to
    tell Loan shot the captive because he had just murdered an entire family. Of
    Loan's actions, Adams said, "I don't say what he did was right, but he was
    fighting a war and he was up against some pretty bad people." Through the
    years "Adams found himself so defined ---- and haunted ---- by the picture
    that he would not display it at his studio." When speaking of Loan, he
    considered Loan to be a hero. Loan died in 1998 at his home in Virginia.


    Nick C, Sep 21, 2004
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    Bob Hickey Guest

    Bob Hickey
    Bob Hickey, Sep 21, 2004
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    Dallas Guest

    All these legends in photography dying have me wondering who the world
    will remember as great photographers in (say) 30 to 50 years from now.
    With so many photographers out there, so many tools at our disposal,
    such massive media networks, who amongst this current age of photographers
    will be honoured as having provided the world with memorable images?
    Dallas, Sep 21, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    On ABC News yesterday, the program ended with a brief retro on
    Eddie Adams. Not only that most famous image but several others.
    Definitely had an advanced eye for composition and the
    "decisive moment" was clearly no mystery to him ... (although if
    that term were mentioned he would likely scorn it...) per Peter
    Jennings, he visited EA last week, and tossed some jibe at EA who
    replied "with an obscene gesture." which, per PJ, was also pure
    Eddie Adams.

    Alan Browne, Sep 21, 2004
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    Ted Azito Guest

    The terrorist had it coming and Adams and Loan becanme good friends,
    apparently, after the war. Adams regretted the problems this photo
    caused Loan.
    Ted Azito, Sep 24, 2004
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