The Falling Man. Taken by Photographer Richard Drew. Many say this is the most iconic photograph taken this century. What do you think?
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+Adam Guerbuez Long century to go yet,
worse shit are coming trust me
Without any question of this century, of the last decade +Adam Guerbuez and of the Millennium too I expect!
I think instead of holding a camera taking pictures the photographer should of held a big ass net.
The picture of the 1st plane hitting the Towers resonated far more with me.
until today… tomorrow also?
what do you think about as you live your final moments of life while plummeting to your inevitable death.
I wonder what goes through peoples minds when they jump off buildings. I applaud the guy for taking the helm on this one. What other option was there??? At least they found him. I'd rather be found then never found again.
There will be the life- movie… thinking, if I was a gift from god to the mankind so as he planned… what eternal value will the people remember for my person? and the faith and hope to see Jesus the King of Kings soon, because he has beaten the death and it will not be inevitable. Urs Trueb
What do I think? it's sad … It's a man who gonna die.
terrifying. one wonders what his thoughts were. its as iconic as the Buddhist monk burning himself to death. There is an eerie fatal serenity to both shots. http://filipspagnoli.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/buddhist_on_fire.jpg
Yes, let it be the last…
Why whenever i see that pic do i think he's in a straight jacket?
exactly my first thought mark
a pain in the heart of all mankind
probably because his arms are not flailing wildly, and because one would think he'd have to be in one to take that plunge.
I wonder what established photographers like +Robert Scoble and +Trey Ratcliff think about the Falling man and all the attention that Richard Drew has received since taking it on the morning of 9/11
Iconic for US for sure…
It's too politically charged to have an objective conversation about the photo or the skill of the photographer that took it.
Could! or would ! or Should!, The Photographer have shot the picture? or turned a blind eye! to what Really Happened?!.
In my opinion that photo brings the humanity of the awful events of the day to the fore.
Like many, yet not of the USA, I was watching the events on live TV. Unable to really understand what was actually happening, seeing what looked like dots dropping down the sides of the towers, knowing they where real people but compartmentalizing that knowledge at the time.
Seeing this photo after all these years, just one lone man against the, now nonexistent, facade of the Trade Tower, was quite profound for me.
I for one praise the photographer, it will be through photos such as these that my children and their children will come to know the events of that day, no matter how political or emotionally charged they turn out to be.
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