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Sept 23 : Talk – Nick Ut: From Hell to Hollywood

Legendary Associated Press (AP) photographer, Nick Ut, will give a talk at the JMSC on Friday, September 23, 2011.

Ut is the author of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize-winning picture of a nine year old girl fleeing the napalm attack during the Vietnam War.

He will speak about his career which has taken him from the war zones of Vietnam to the bright lights of Hollywood.

Ut was born in Vietnam. He began to take photographs for the AP when he was 16, just after his older brother, another AP photographer, was killed in combat in 1965. He won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his photo of Phan Thị Kim Phúc, an iconic image which helped turn American public opinion against the war.

Ut has since worked for the AP in Tokyo, South Korea, and Hanoi and is now based in Los Angeles. He is also known for his portraits of Hollywood stars.

Date: Friday, September 23
Time: 5 pm
Venue: Hui Pun Hing Lecture Theatre (Library Building LE1), HKU

The event is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration is required. Register here. Please print off a copy of your registration confirmation to enter.

This lecture is part of the JMSC’s Photojournalism @ HKU year-long series which includes lectures, public courses and an exhibition of works by JMSC students at the Hong Kong Fringe Club.

For more information, please contact Kylie Chan at or 2219-4416.