Died a famous American photojournalist Charlie Cole, author of the famous photo “tank man” during the protests in China in 1989
Cole died at the age of 64 years on the Indonesian island of Bali, where he lived for the last 15 years.
Photo “the Unknown rebel” was taken from the balcony of the hotel “Beijing” on June 5 1989 during the protests at Tiananmen square. Charlie Cole captured as unknown people within a few minutes held back a column of tanks. Photos and video of this event went around the world. The became a symbol of the nonviolent struggle against the Communist government of China.
Despite searches, Cole managed to keep the negatives with the pictures and send them to publishing. In 1990, he received the award for best photo in the World Press Photo of the Year. With Charlie Cole similar pictures were made by four more of the photographer.
The identity of the person depicted in the photo, is still not established, his fate is also unknown. In China a picture, like almost all information about the protests, is prohibited, photos can not be found using Internet search engines.
Earlier it was reported that in Canada, died of the American-Swiss photographer, film Director and cameraman Robert Frank. The tragedy said Peter McGill, one of the founders of the new York gallery Pace MacGill. Frank was 94 years. The cause of his death is not reported.
Robert Frank is considered one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century and a recognized master of documentary photography. The most famous of his work — the photo book “the Americans”, published in the late 1950-ies. It contains photos that the photographer took during a trip to the USA. The American edition of the book came with a Preface writer Jack Kerouac.
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