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The Falling Man By Richard Drew

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“The Falling Man,” taken by Richard Drew on September 11, 2001, remains one of the most controversial, yet underappreciated images of the 21st Century. The picture captures one of the final moments of a victim from the World Trade Center, who chose to commit suicide rather than perish in the burning fires on the top floor. As the man plunges to his doom, he is positioned upside-down with legs flailing in the air. In the background lies the Twin Towers, positioned precisely to split right in the middle of both the image and the man himself. Understandably, this scene drew much backlash by the public, as it revealed the private moments of a man on the worst day in modern American history. At the same time, it also caused others to reflect soberly
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