Saturday, June 06, 2009

In Peking there is a son / who is much greater than you want to be

Tank Man

Terril Jones had only shown the photograph to friends.

While working as a reporter in Beijing during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, he shot many photographs and recorded several hours of video. It wasn’t until weeks afterwards, when he had returned to Japan, that he discovered the magnitude of what he had captured — an iconic moment in history from an entirely unique angle.

His version of the tank man has never been published until now.

[From Behind the Scenes: A New Angle on History - Lens Blog -]

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