Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Photography and Irony

Everyone has seen this Pulitzer-prize winning photograph of the young girl in Vietnam, running naked down a road after a napalm attack, wailing.

And everyone has also seen the picture that one of the paparazzi got of Paris Hilton in the sheriff's car on the way to court, wailing. It was in every newspaper in the country last Friday or Saturday.

Did you know the same photographer took both pictures? No joke. His name is Nick Ut, and David Hinckley of the NY Daily News just wrote an article about this strange twist of fleeting fame. Here it is.

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