Eddie Adams, South Vietnam Police Chief Executing a Viet Cong (1968)
The narrative of this image is not only what the viewer brings to the seeing a man being executed: the larger story has to do with the violence of the war in Vietnam and America's military involvement.
One writer's comment about the victim:
Plot twist: the 'innocent' guy who got shot was actually a Viet Cong murderer who killed some South Vietnamese police officers and some of their families. -- Andrew Austin
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