Charlie Cole (photographer)

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Charlie Cole (1955 – September 5, 2019)[1][2] was an American photojournalist, one of the five photographers who captured the iconic image of the Tank Man during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.[3]

Cole was born in 1955 in Bonham, Texas, United States.[4][5] He moved to Japan in 1980, where he worked for magazines and newspapers including Newsweek, Time and The New York Times. He won the 1989 World Press Photo of the Year for a photo of the Tank Man during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, which was taken from a hotel balcony.[5] Cole hid the film roll containing the Tank Man picture in a toilet tank while his hotel room was searched by the Public Security Bureau, later retrieving it to be sent to the Associated Press.[6]

Cole lived in Bali, Indonesia, for more than 15 years. He died at his home there from sepsis on September 5, 2019.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Latona, David (September 13, 2019). "Tiananmen photographer Charlie Cole dead". Australian Associated Press. Seven News. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "Tiananmen Square Tank Man photographer Charlie Cole dies". BBC News. September 13, 2019. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  3. ^ Witty, Patrick (June 4, 2009). "Behind the Scenes: A New Angle on History". The New York Times. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  4. ^ a b McBeth, John (September 13, 2019). "Tiananmen Square Tank Man photographer Charlie Cole dies in Bali". South China Morning Post. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Charlie Cole, worldpressphoto.org, access date June 2, 2015
  6. ^ Witty, Patrick (June 3, 2009). "Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen". The New York Times. Retrieved September 13, 2019.

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