Hubert van Es

Photographer, Visual Artist

1941 – 2009

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Who was Hubert van Es?

Hubert van Es was a Dutch photographer and photojournalist who took the well-known photo on 29 April 1975, which shows South Vietnamese civilians scrambling to board a CIA Air America helicopter during the U.S. evacuation of Saigon. The picture was taken a day before the Fall of Saigon.

Born in Hilversum, Netherlands, Van Es was variously known in his working life as "Hu", the anglicized "Hugh" and the nickname "Vanes," to rhyme with "planes".

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Born
Jul 6, 1941
Hilversum
Nationality
  • Netherlands
Profession
Died
May 15, 2009
Hong Kong

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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