The late Horst Faas risked everything to get these shots in places like Vietnam, Congo, and Palestine.
Horst Faas, legendary photojournalist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and senior photo editor at The Associated Press, died in Munich on Thursday, his daughter told the AP. Faas was 79.
Faas, born in Germany in 1933, joined the AP in 1956 and was best known for his war photography: Congo, Algeria, and most famously, Vietnam, where he was the AP’s chief of photo operations from 1962-1972.
Faas didn't just cover the violence, but also recruited and trained young, talented foreign and Vietnamese freelancers, creating what came to be called “Horst's army", who fanned out with photography equipment supplied by Faas to take “good pictures".
After retiring from The AP in 2004, his health began to deteriorate, and he became paralyzed from the waist down in 2005. He is survived by his wife and daughter