Malcolm Browne, who photographed Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation, dies at 81
Browne's image of Thich Quang Duc's fiery protest, shown here on an album cover, became one of the most iconic images of the 20th century.
Malcolm Browne, the Associated Press photographer who captured the iconic image of Vietnamese monk Thich Quang Ducs self-immolation on a Saigon street in 1963, died yesterday at the age of 81.
Brownes iconic photo of the monk engulfed in flames appeared on newspaper front pages throughout the world, and prompted the Kennedy administration to re-evaluate its policy in Vietnam. Though numerous journalists had been told to be at the blocked-off intersection on the morning of June 11, 1963 for something important, Browne was the only one to show up and document the immolation, which was a protest against South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diems... [via Shambhala Sun]