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Mr. Desfor

photographed the official Japanese surrender ceremony

aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945.

 

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

 

Mr. Desfor’s photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling

across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize.

 

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS        NYT        FEB. 21, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/21/
obituaries/max-desfor-104-war-photographer-at-midcentury-is-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

 

Mr. Desfor’s photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling

across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize.

 

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS        NYT        FEB. 21, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/21/
obituaries/max-desfor-104-war-photographer-at-midcentury-is-dead.html

 

 

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In this December 4, 1950 photo,

residents from Pyongyang, North Korea,

and refugees from other areas

crawl perilously over shattered girders of the city's bridge,

as they flee south across the Taedong River

to escape the advance of Chinese Communist troops.

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/02/
the-extraordinary-career-of-photojournalist-max-desfor/470373/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max Desfor    1913-2018

 

Associated Press

photographer

whose image of hundreds

of Korean War refugees

crawling across

a damaged bridge in 1950

helped win him

a Pulitzer Prize

 

(...)

 

Mr. Desfor

volunteered to cover

the Korean War

for the news service

when the North

invaded the South

in June 1950.

 

He parachuted

into North Korea

with United States troops

and retreated with them

after forces from the North,

joined by the Chinese,

pushed south.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/21/
obituaries/max-desfor-104-war-photographer-at-midcentury-is-dead.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/21/
obituaries/max-desfor-104-war-photographer-at-midcentury-is-dead.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/08/13/
542803259/giving-voice-to-memories-from-1947-partition-and-the-birth-of-india-and-pakistan

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/02/
the-extraordinary-career-of-photojournalist-max-desfor/470373/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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