Victim, Survivor, Advocate

On June 8, 1972, Nick Ut took a photograph of Phan Thị Kim Phúc – a nine year-old girl running from a napalm attack during the Vietnam War in which she was badly burned. Her clothing was on fire and literally burned her naked. The photo hit the New York Times the following day and won Ut a Pulitzer. In the 90s Kim gained political asylum in Canada, married a Vietnamese man and had two children. She went on to establish Kim Phúc Foundation International, which provides medical and psychological assistance to child victims of war. Here she is on the 40 anniversary of that iconic photo.


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