A woman holds a child in this image by Burnett. “After Trang Bang, my sense of being ’photographer ready’ was more acute; the instinct has served me well in dozens of stories since,” Burnett writes. David Burnett / Contact Press Images
Children run in the aftermath of the attack in this image by Burnett. David Burnett / Contact Press Images
Zippo lighters reveal the hopes of and fears of a life under fire...
“Vietnam Zippos” wow, that about sums it up
Kim Phuc was pictured in a world-famous and iconic photograph from the Vietnam war, running naked from an airborne attack, horribly burned with napalm, in June of 1972. Since then, Kim has found peace, and a message she can offer, borne of her suffering. She runs The Kim Foundation International, and she acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO. She has transformed into a viable, visible symbol of peace and hope. Hers is an important story of resilience, courage, and forgiveness.