photo of Max Desfor

Max Desfor

Brush With History in World War II
Shoot First, Ask Questions Later
Refugees on a Bridge in Korea


Photographer Max Desfor covers the Pacific Theater during World War II for The Associated Press. He photographs the Enola Gay crew when it returns from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Desfor is aboard the USS Missouri when the Japanese surrender in 1945. He also covers the Korean War, where he wins a Pulitzer Prize.