June 12, 1933, New Kensington, Pennsylvania – September 18, 2004, New York City, New York
Eddie Adams was a American photographer and photojournalist noted for portraits of celebrities and politicians and his coverage of 13 wars.
Adams won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography and a World Press Photo award for the photograph (captioned ‘General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner in Saigon’).
Along with the Pulitzer, Adams received over 500 awards, including the George Polk Award for News Photography (1968, 1977 and 1978) and numerous awards from World Press Photo, NPPA, Sigma Delta Chi, Overseas Press Club and many other organizations.
Bill told me how he had turned in his film to the Time Life lab after spending those six days with The Beatles, traveling from New York to Washington, D.C., and back. He made pictures as they happened, never staging anything. Life only published four of his photographs.
Source photos: http://www.monroegallery.com/photographers/display/id/66