Tank Man

CDT’s Top Posts of 2014

As we get ready to welcome 2015, we reflect back on the year past by revisiting our most popular...

Tiananmen 25: Tight Controls On Square and Online

The weeks leading up to the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown on Wednesday were marked by an unprecedented campaign of detentions, house arrests, forced or restricted travel, intimidation and surveillance. Those...

A Conversation with ‘Tank Man’ Photographer

Petapixel’s Eric Calouro talks to AP photojournalist Jeff Widener, whose iconic and sometimes parodied ‘Tank Man’ photograph has, he says, “been a blessing and a curse”: Basically it’s a lucky shot...

Personal History: A June Deserter

In the run-up to last’s week’s 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, the following essay quietly circulated in the Chinese blogosphere, written by an anonymous author calling himself Deserter. Via...

Photo: Behind the Scenes – A New Angle on Tank Man

From the New York Times blog: Terril Jones had only shown the photograph to friends. While working as a reporter in Beijing during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, he shot many photographs and recorded several hours of...

Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen

As the June 4th Tiananmen demonstrations approaches, several stories have reappeared about the Tank Man. The New York Times documents and reviews the photos taken of the “Tank Man” that have become iconic outside of...



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