HORST FAAS DEAD: LEGENDARY AP PHOTOJOURNALIST
This one of a kind photographer and journalist, was best known for his amazing, searing and sometimes startling images from the war in Vietnam. Fass carved out new standards for covering war with a camera, proving that
a picture is indeed worth one thousand words.
He served as chief of AP photo operations in Saigon for a decade beginning in 1962, Horst Faas didn't just cover the news but he also recruited and trained new talent from among foreign and Vietnamese freelancers.
Faas was co-editor of "Requiem," a 1997 book about photographers killed on both sides of the Vietnam War, and was co-author of "Lost Over Laos," a 2003 book about four photographers shot down in Laos in 1971 and the search for the crash site 27 years later.
He is survived by his wife, Ursula, and his daughter.