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Vietnam war photographer Van Es dies in Hong Kong

HONG KONG Veteran Dutch news photographer Hubert Van Es, who took some of the defining images of the Vietnam War including the 1975 fall of Saigon, has died in Hong Kong aged 67.

Van Es captured the famous photograph of an Air America helicopter evacuating people kelly hermes bag Knockoff from a rooftop in Saigon as Communist North Vietnamese troops overran the city towards the end of the war in 1975.

Van Es died early on Friday morning in a Hong Kong hospital. He fell into a hermes kelly bag faux coma after a cerebral haemorrhage last week and never regained consciousness.

His wife, Annie, was with him at the time.

"He was disarmingly honest, totally loyal to his friends, disdainful of fakes and a great photographer," said Robin Moyer, a longtime friend of Van Es' from his days in Vietnam and a former chief photographer for Time magazine in Asia.

"His experiences in Vietnam defined him as a photographer," said Chris Slaughter, a long time friend and a former president of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club where Van Es was a longstanding member.

A copy of his most famous war photograph still hangs in the club, which was once frequented by a number of great Vietnam war correspondents in their forays through Asia.

Van Es was born in the Netherlands in 1941 kelly bag hermes Knockoff and took up an early interest in photography. He worked in a variety of related jobs, including Nederlands Foto Persbureau in Amsterdam and Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad, a newspaper in Rotterdam.

A devotee of kelly bag price imitation the legendary Magnum war photographer Robert Capa, Van Es later left for Asia, travelling to Hong Kong where he worked for the South China Morning Post in 1967, before travelling on to Vietnam.

Van Es covered the Vietnam conflict from 1968 1975 for a number of news organisations including the Associated Press, United Press International, Time and NBC News.

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