"Sometimes it’s not enough for a photographer to be in the right place at the right time, you have to capture the perfect moment as well"

May 10, 2012 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

A lone man stops a column of tanks near Tiananmen Square, 1989 Beijing, China
Jeff Widener/AP

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The Famous Tiananmen Square Tank Man Photo From Slightly Different Views

"The iconic version we’ve come to know is only one of 4 very similar photos taken that same moment.

Each photographer: AP photographer Jeff Widener, Newsweek photographer Charlie Cole, Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin, and Reuters photographer Arthur Tsang all captured almost the exact same moment from slightly different perspectives."

Jeff Widener's photograph is featured in the forthcoming exhibition: "People Get Ready: The Struggle For Human Rights" at Monroe Gallery of Photography, June 22 - September 2, 2012.

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