World Press Photo of the Year: 1967
South Vietnam, May 1967.
The commander of an M48 tankgunner of the US 7th Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam’s “Iron Triangle”.
About the image: Rentmeester took his winning shot, which was salvaged from Life magazine’s rejects pile, as he lay on the floor of an incredibly hot tank. Rentmeester is the only Dutch photographer to ever have received this award, which was founded in the Netherlands.