Celebrated photographers Nick Ut, who won the Pulitzer-Prize-for his 1972 photo of screaming Vietnamese children fleeing a napalm attack, and Mark Edward Harris, who focuses on travel and documentary subjects, will be in residence at Suffolk University from Feb. 29 to March 1 as part of Suffolk University’s Distinguished Visiting Scholars program.
The photographers will give a public lecture, campus talks, meet informally with students and offer a master class in photojournalism during their stay in Boston as guests of Suffolk’s Communication & Journalism Department.
Ut began his career with the Associated Press in Vietnam when he was 14 years old. His older brother, also an AP photographer, had been killed in action a few weeks before. Ut’s iconic photo of a burned and naked girl running from the site of the attack made the front pages of newspapers worldwide and won multiple major photography awards. What is less known is that, after shooting the photo, Ut took the child, Kim Phuc, to the hospital, an act that is believed to have saved her life. The two continue to stay in touch to this day. Ut now is based in AP’s Los Angeles office. He was inducted into the Leica Hall of Fame in 2012 in recognition of his accomplishments as a photojournalist. Nick Ut on Instagram
Harris came to prominence as a photographer following a four-month trip across Southeast Asia, China, and Japan during the 1980s. His photographic travels now encompass more than 90 countries, and his images have appeared in many periodicals, such as National Geographic Traveler, Forbes Life, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times. He has published several books, including Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work, winner of the New York Book Show Photography Book of the Year and Best of Show awards; The Way of the Japanese Bath, which won the Premier Print Award; and Wanderlust, which brought him recognition as the Photographer of the Year at the 2004 Black and White Spider Awards and other international recognition. Mark Edward Harris on Instagram
Monday, Feb. 29
- Public lecture and book signing: 6–7:30 p.m. Sargent Hall Function Room, 120 Tremont St.
Tuesday, March 1
- Campus lecture, 10–11:15 a.m., C. Walsh Theatre