‘Napalm girl’ photographer Nick Ut, 71, still prefers to use a camera over a smartphone

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On June 8, 1972 – during the Vietnam War – photojournalist Nick Ut took a picture of nine-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phuc running naked on a road after being severely burnt by a napalm attack. The image became one of the defining images of the war.
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SINGAPORE – Retired Vietnamese-American photographer Nick Ut, 71, has watched photojournalism evolve over his 51-year career.

As a photojournalist, he started out with film cameras before switching to digital. During the Vietnam War, he carried four cameras for different conditions. Even now, he prefers using a camera, saying smartphones are better for social media.

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