AP Debuts on Instagram with Photographer’s Return to Vietnam

To cover the war in Vietnam, The Associated Press gathered a group of extraordinary photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. One of those photographers was Nick Ut, whose “Napalm Girl” photo won a Pulitzer Prize and became one of the most famous images from the conflict.

Nick Ut’s Pulitzer Prize winning photo “Napalm Girl” 

On June 8, Ut will return to the site near Trang Bang, outside of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), where he took his iconic photo on that day in 1972, and chronicle his journey on Instagram. His Instagram “takeover” will provide an intimate view of what he saw and felt in those moments and his perspective more than 40 years later.

Ut’s photo is included in a collection of more than 50 gripping AP images from the conflict in Vietnam that will be on display June 12 – 26, at The Exhibition Hall, 45 Trang Tien St., Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Ut’s “takeover” marks AP’s official debut on Instagram. In coming months, AP Images will continue to use the platform to showcase some of our most stunning photography, offer a behind-the-scenes look at our visual newsgathering operations and highlight our expert photographers.


Below is a selection of images from AP Images’ Instagram feed. 




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