Tankman-the photographer, Charlie Cole (64) passed away

The photographer, Charlie Cole, in the summer of 1989, an iconic protest on the Square of Heavenly Peace in Beijing, which was registered on the 64-year-old age-death. That tells the South China Morning Post on Friday.

With a picture of a protesting man who was in a tank trying to stop it, and won Cole, in 1990, the World Press Photo of the Year contest. The statue was a symbol of the mass student protests against the corruption of the Communist y. The day before this picture was taken, these demonstrations violently put down by the Chinese government.

The man, Cole, was one of four photographers to the action of man is recorded. His view was, however, elected to the World Press Photo of the Year. – The always-unnamed man was eventually taken away by the security forces. What exactly is happening, is not known.

Cole would be a movie, and after the action of a toilet is clogged, in order to protect against any security which is the footage from his camera confiscated.

In 2009, Cole was in conversation with The New York Times put the story on this particular photo, I didn’t feel that his action is everywhere, in hearts was reached. His character was the determining factor for the time being, in the moment, was essential to his character. He made it to the screen. I was the only one of the photographers. I felt honored to be there.”


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