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Sam Nzima and Hector Pieterson, 33 Years On
The story of Nzima’s iconic photograph of the Soweto uprising in South Africa in 1976.
“The photograph has also passed through its own history, and in time, has accrued multiple layers of meaning. It is a history that began when photographer Sam Nzima took six quick shots of the three children coming toward him, shots taken before he helped take them to the nearest clinic. Realizing that he had captured a “powerful” image, he also knew that the police would want to confiscate the film. “So I quickly gave the film to our driver and told him to go straight to our office. By the afternoon the image had been transmitted worldwide.”
Full article here.