The Pulizter prize-winning photo depicts the execution of a Vietcong spy in Saigon during the Vietnam War. This article provides additional information on the photo:

The photo played a huge role in U.S. politics at the time and was one of a few powerful photos that influenced public perception of the war.

This RLE has a few different links to November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #3. First of all, people’s views on Vietnam War (or war in general) can definitely influence their interpretation of the photo. Secondly, one could discuss the role that photojournalists in these kinds of circumstances. They are sometimes criticized for not getting involved in some situations where they may have been able to act. However, if a photojournalist puts themself into a conflict it create additional problems.

Consider how different viewpoints / biases leads people to interpret information in a way that suits their own perspective – i.e “how much of our knowledge revolves around ourselves.”ễn_Văn_Lém.jpg