Original photographic print of award-winning picture up for sale
This must be one of the most important photographs ever taken in The American War (aka The Vietnam War) and it is currently available in an online auction hosted by Invaluable.(www.invaluable.com).
It was taken by Japanese photographer Kyoichi Sawada who was working for United Press International when he captured this powerful image of a family escaping from US bombing in 1965. It was widely published internationally as it captured all the anguish of ordinary civilians caught up in the war. This photograph got the World Press Photo Award in 1965 and the photographer also received the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Photography and this image was entered into consideration for that award. Sawada died in 1970 whilst on assignment in neighbouring Cambodia.
Photo size 20.2×25.5cm., vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver press print with UPI stamp and typed press text label affixed to verso.