1967 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year

Co Rentmeester


01 May, 1967

Vietnam. Private First Class Kerry Nelson, an American M48 tank gunner of the 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in Vietnam's 'Iron Triangle' during the Vietnam War. The squadron was tasked with securing Route 13, a strategic road north of Saigon, which connected the city with An Loc and the Cambodian border.

About the photographer

Co Rentmeester

Dutch/American photojournalist Co Rentmeester (Amsterdam 1936) was an Olympic rowing champion, reaching an honorable fifth place at the 1960 Olympic Summer Games in Rome, before ...

Technical information

Focal length
105 mm
Nikon F

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