Three photos that changed the public's view...

United States
May 17, 2007 1:03am CST
Thich Quang Duc: The Buddhist Monk who set fire to himself in protest of Ngo Dinh Diem's treatment of the Buddhist people. Nguyen Van Lem: Member of the Viet Cong, who was executed at point blank range in Saigon. Kim Phuc: Little girl running nude on the street after being severely burned on her back by a napalm attack. ....Out of these three influential photos from the vietnam war, in your opinion, which one held the most influence on the world.
2 responses
@windhair (498)
• Germany
17 May 07
The third. seldomly, the man who start the war for some ugly reason in their mind got punished. Who suffer the hurt of the war is general citizens. But many of them do not learn for the history, they still try to set war fire in our countries. Vietnam war, Korea war, Iraq war, Afghan war.......
• United States
17 May 07
This is why I feel photography is a very powerful tool. If these photos had never been taken, no one in the rest of the world can have any idea of the pain people suffer. Photography can incriminate a murderer, stop a war, bring help to the helpless, and spark revolution, this is why I love photography.
@KaraLee (460)
• United States
18 May 07
All great moments in photography, especially photojournalism history. And just think, the people who took those had straight up film cameras, no digital this and that and fancy doodads. I think people get too caught up in the gadgets and forget its the photographer, not the camera that makes the image.