If you are familiar with the controversial self-immolation photo of the burning Thich Quang Duc, you are familiar with the Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Malcome Browne’s talented work.
New York native Malcome Browne attended the quaker school of Friends Seminary during his youth, and then attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, earning a degree in Chemistry.
After college, Browne was drafted for the Korean War. During his service, Browne was assigned to the pacific edition of the Stars and Stripes newspaper, and worked as a journalist for the newspaper for two years. After his assignment at the newspaper, Browne joined the Associated Press, and later was assigned to the Indochina division as a chief correspondent. During his tenure at the Associated Press, Browne received a Pulitzer-prize for his journalism skills, and then left the Associated Press in 1965.
In 1968, Browne joined the New York Times and later became their correspondent for South America. During his time at the New York Times, Browne also covered the Persian Gulf War in 1991.
On Monday, August 27th, 2012, Malcome Browne passed away due to complications with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 81.