Friday, October 1, 2010

Positive image of America

This image of The Falling Man was taken by Richard Drew of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:41:15 a.m during the devastating events of the September 11th attacks in New York.

Even though this image can be seen as negative as its essentially an image of the man's last moments before his death and it's connection with America's most devastating terroist attack to date, its can also be interpreted as a positive image. This picture is striking as the man is compeletly peaceful. The esquire states that in the picture,

"Although he has not chosen his fate, he appears to have, in his last instants of life, embraced it. If he were not falling, he might very well be flying."

I personaly believe this image protrays to not only Americans but to the rest of the world, what it is to be an American. His body represents what America is: Freedom.

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