Another in the "Iconic Photos" series, this was supposedly shot during the Spanish Civil war. A soldier coming across a hilltop was captured at the moment of his death. This was one I was planning on posting eventually, but it is particularly timely today: an article in the NYT claims that recent research suggests the photograph was staged.
Staged or not, it still presents a riveting image of humanity and its strange predispositions.
Followup: Comment on the importance of this photo, photojournalism generally, and hopes that the photo is authentic, NYT, Thurs. August 20.
This Week's Geo-Quiz: Other Planets
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