"The falling man" by Richard Drew, New York World Trade Center, 11th September 2001. The events do not need any explanation. The power of this pictures lies in the almost unbearable contrast between the pureness of the vertical lines which convey serenity, calmness and the terrible tragedy "in fieri", emphasised by the false stillness and composed posture of the subject.
true-crime-101: Junko Furuta This is the story of Junko Furuta, a 17 year old girl who was held captive by 4 teenagers. DAY 1: November 22, 1988: KidnappedKept captive in house, and posed as one of boy’s girlfriendRaped (over 400 times in total)Forced to call her parents and tell them she had run awayStarved and malnutritionedFed cockroaches to eat and urine to drinkForced to masturbateForced to strip in front of othersBurned with cigarette lightersForeign objects inserted into her ...
Alice Rose George, curator, photo editor, educator and one of the four founders of Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs" “I was in Portugal when it happened. It was horrible not to be in New York. It took me a week to get back and immediately we started the store front gallery for photographers and anyone who had used a camera to deal with the tragedy.
Grady Stiles Jr. - the "Amazing Lobster Boy". He'd gotten 15 years probation for murdering his "future son-in-law" on the eve of his wedding. He was so mean and so powerful that when his wife finally hired someone to kill him, it was self-defense. He was so despised in his carnie community that nobody could be found to step forward to serve as a pallbearer, and his simple gravestone was devoid of any epitaph. The only engravings, aside from his name, were two sets of clasped, praying hands.