Another view of the ‘Tank Man’ of Tiananmen Square

Published on June 5th, 2009 | by Admin


The New York Times has posted an article about a previously unpublished photograph showing the ‘Tank Man’ of Tiananmen Square from a different angle. It is interesting to see such an iconic picture from a different perspective and makes the moment all the more poignant.

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.

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