Thursday, June 4, 2009
Mine is the The "Tank Man" What's Yours?
I've been thinking about the Tiananmen Square Massacre as this sad 20th anniversary occurs. Looking again at the powerful image of the lone man standing in front of a column tanks I realized, that for me, this is the most powerful image taken during my lifetime. There are others that come close but nothing has quite surpassed the Tank Man. I still get choked up about it these 2 decades later.
Here's part one of the Tank Man doc posted in youtube:
link to the playlist for the whole doc here
I was talking to a buddy at work and asked him what he felt was the most important image taken during his lifetime. Since he's older than me, he said the photo of the earth shot from the moon. Interesting!
What image taken during your lifetime is the most important to you?