EARLY LIFE: Malcolm Wilde Browne, born in Manhattan, April 17th of 1931, died August 27th of 2012, was American with Quaker roots passed down from his mother with Roman Catholic roots from his father. Grandfather was first cousins with Oscar Wilde. He was the eldest of four, a sister and two younger brothers. He attended Swarthmore College where he studied chemistry.
WHO HE WORKD FOR: "He was assigned to the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, and after completing his tour of duty, he took a job with the Associated Press, which in 1961 made him bureau chief in Saigon. In 1968 Browne became a reporter for the New York Times, for which he covered the Vietnam War until the final evacuation from Saigon in 1973. He was on the Times staff for three decades, though in later years he switched to science writing. Browne chronicled his years as a war correspondent in his autobiography, Muddy Boots and Red Socks (1993)."
REASON FOR BECOMING PHOTOJOURNALIST: In 1956, he was drafted and sent to Korea, and ended up getting a job with a military newspaper. He decided on a career in journalism then. His career in photojournalism is said to be an "accident".
FAMOUS FOR:Malcolm W. Browne, a orld famous photojournalist whose four-decade career included covering the Vietnam War; taking one of the most memorable photos of the conflict, the "self-immolating " monk, Thích Quảng Đức, who was a martyr that burned himself to death due to his protesting of the persecution of Buddhists, and a lively second act as a science writer who explained chemical weapons and described the rise of synthetic body parts.