Behind the Scenes: A New Angle on History

Behind the Scenes: A New Angle on History

A previously unpublished photograph of Changan Avenue in Beijing (June 5, 1989) at the New York Times extraordinary LENS blog: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 video. It wasn’t until weeks afterwards, when he had returned to Japan, that he discovered the magnitude of what he had captured — an iconic moment in history from an entirely unique angle.

His version of the tank man has never been published until now.


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