Agreement to use foreign photographer’s works on Son My massacre in Quang Ngai
|Agreement to use foreign photographer’s works on Son My massacre: At the press conference. (Photo: VNA)|
The massacre happened on March 16, 1968, taking the lives of 504 civilians, including many children and women. Ronald L. Haeberle's images of the incident were published on the US’s Life magazine in 1969.
On March 7, 2023,US photographer Ronald L. Haeberle and international friends returned to Son My, an area in Tinh Khe commune of Quang Ngai city, where he took 60 pictures of the mass killing by US troops 55 years ago.
On March 8, the provincial People's Committee signed an agreement with the photographer on the license to use and display photos of Son My massacre at the Son My memorial site with the caption "Photos taken by Ronald L. Haeberle".
|On March 8, a leader of Quang Ngai province presents a thank-you letter to Ronald L. Haeberle who took pictures of the Son My massacre. (Photo: VNA)|
On this occasion, leaders of Quang Ngai province presented a gift and thank-you letter to Haeberle acknowledging his contributions to peace building and anti-war efforts via his photos. On March 16, 1968, US troops stormed Son My village with the aim of killing all and destroying all. Within just four hours, 504 civilians, including 17 children and 182 women, were killed. The incident went down in history as a piercing pain of people in Son My and Vietnam as a whole.