Photo gallery ‘Napalm girl,’ photographer share stories

June 10, 2019

Known to the world as “Napalm Girl,” survivor turned activist and author Kim Phúc, now 56, and guest Nick Ut, the retired Associated Press photographer who made the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of then-nine-year-old Phúc following a Vietnam War fire bombing, share their stories during “Celebration of Peace and Mindfulness,” with an overflow audience of hundreds at the Pyle Center  on June 8. The free talk, which takes place 47 years to the day after the photo was taken, was co-sponsored by the UW–Madison Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) and The Children’s Library International. The Children’s Library International is funding the visit as part of an effort to raise funds for a library it is constructing in Phúc’s name in her home province of Trảng Bàng.

Photo: Kim Phuc and Nick Ut talk to the crowd.

Kim Phúc , now 56, and photographer Nick Ut, the Associated Press photographer who made the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of then-nine-year-old Phuc following a Vietnam War fire bombing, speak to the audience. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo: Ut listens to an audience member's question.

retired Associated Press photographer Nick Ut – who made the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1972 photo of then-nine-year-old Kim Phúc following a Vietnam War fire bombing – talks with Madison resident and Vietnam War veteran Ron Arm, at right, during a book signing that followed "Celebration of Peace and Mindfulness." Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo: Kim Phuc talks with an audience member.

Known around the world as “Napalm Girl", survivor and author Kim Phúc, now 56, signs copies of her book, “Fire Road: The Napalm Girl’s Journey through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness and Peace,” following her presentation. Photo by: Jeff Miller

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