Horst Faas, AP Combat Photographer, Dies, Age 79

May 10, 2012

© Horst Faas/AP

From Faas's first Pulitzer Prize-winning portfolio: A father holds his child, killed as government forces pursued rebels into a village near the Cambodian border.

Horst Faas, the Associated Press combat photographer who won several awards for his coverage of Vietnam and other conflicts, died today in Munich, Germany, the AP reports. He was 79. A native of Germany, Faas joined AP in 1956, covering a variety of stories. In 1962, he became AP’s chief of photo operations in Saigon, a role he served in...

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