Veteran Associated Press war photographer Horst Faas, who was known for his images of the Vietnam War, has died at the age of 79. German-born Faas oversaw AP’s photo operations in Saigon for a decade from 1962, during the height of the combat, in a career that spanned nearly half a century.
Associated Press said he died in Munich on Thursday. The news agency said he had been paralysed from the waist down since suffering a spinal haemorrhage in Hanoi in 2005.
When Faas accepted the first of his two Pulitzer prizes in 1965, he had said his mission had been to “record the suffering, the emotions and the sacrifices of both Americans and Vietnamese in … this little blood-stained country so far away” :: Read the full article »»»»