Richard Drew (photographer)

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Richard Drew
Born (1946-12-06) 6 December 1946 (age 75)

Richard Drew (born 6 December 1946) is an Associated Press photo-journalist.[1] In 2001, he took the photo titled The Falling Man, which captured the image of a man falling from the World Trade Center towers following the September 11 attacks.[2] A British documentary 9/11: The Falling Man about the photo premiered on the Discovery Times channel on September 10, 2007.[3]

Drew was one of four press photographers present at the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.[4]

Drew has been an Associated Press photographer for more than 40 years, and lives with his wife and two daughters in New York City.


  1. ^ Mayer, Laura (28 September 2011). "Photographer Richard Drew Remembers 'The Falling Man'". WNYC. New York Public Radio. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  2. ^ Cauchon, Dennis; Moore, Martha (2 September 2002). "Desperation forced a horrific decision". USA Today. Gannett Co. Inc. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  3. ^ Gehman, Geoff (29 September 2007). "IMMORTAL PLUNGE ** "The Falling Man' documentary examines passionate response to Sept. 11 photo". The Morning Call. Archived from the original on 17 July 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  4. ^ Howe, Peter (2001). "Richard Drew". The Digital Journalist. Retrieved 17 July 2019.

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