A new documentary, An Unlikely Weapon, The Eddie Adams Story is scheduled to tour the country with dates beginning April 10th at the Quad in New Your City and hitting Los Angeles, Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and other cities between now and October.
Eddie Adams created one of the most iconic images of the Vietnam War for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. Susan Morgan Cooper became friends with Eddie Adams after Adam’s sister-in-law, Cindy Lou Adkins, asked her to film a documentary on Adams. Cooper met with Adams and the two became friends. Susan asked Eddie if he would like her to make the documentary and Adams approved.
Unfortunately Lou Gehrig’s disease claimed the life of Eddie Adams in 2004 but that didn’t stop Cooper from keeping her promise to him. Beginning with just a box of home movies and such filmed mostly by Cindy Lou Adkins, Cooper began to document the life and works of Eddie Adams. The documentary has won numerous awards and is worth a look for anyone that is interested in photography and photojournalism.