“The Terror of War” by Nick Ut
LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2019 — Leica Gallery Los Angeles proudly presents From Hell to Hollywood by renowned photographer Nick Ut, from April 11 through June 3, 2019. An appropriate description of Ut’s five-decade-long photographic career, From Hell to Hollywood features some of his most iconic photographs, from “The Terror of War” – which depicts the infamous “Napalm Girl” – to celebrity-focused images such as the O.J. Simpson case. The opening reception will be held on April 11th from 6-9PM at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles.
Ut’s photographic career began in southeast Asia where he covered the war in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam for The Associated Press (AP). There, he captured arguably his most famous photo, “The Terror of War,” with a Leica M2 and won both the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography and the World Press Photo of the Year. In 2012, on the 40th anniversary of his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo, Ut became the third person inducted into the Leica Hall of Fame for his contributions to photojournalism.