‘The colonel killed the prisoner. I killed the colonel with my camera,’ said Eddie Adams, the war photographer who took this snapshot. It shows the cold-blooded assassination of a Vietcong guerrilla on February 1, 1968, by the police chief of Saigon. The Vietcong hands were tied behind his back when he was shot at close range.
Adams, who had been a correspondent for 13 wars, won a Pulitzer Prize for this picture. He was so emotionally affected by the event that he changed his profession.