The photo of the “Tank Man” is arguably one of the most iconic pictures in the world. A man stands alone against a row of tanks, displaying the power of non-violent resistance in the face of overwhelming brutality.
In this video by Amnesty International, “Tank Man” photographer Stuart Franklin talks about his experience in witnessing this unknown man take his stand against the Chinese army. At the time, he was afraid he was too far away from the action to get a quality shot.
Instead, he managed to capture one of humanity’s most enduring symbols of the power of an individual against the might of the state.
Watch the video and learn more about the “Tank Man” and the protests in Tiananmen Square that ended in so tragically.
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