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A Chilling Photograph

The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating article today (h/t Digg) about a Pulitzer-winning photograph from the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.

Taken seven months after Islamic radicals overthrew the U.S.-backed Shah, the photo remains one of the most famous images of Iran. It is an icon of government terror, invoked in critiques of the regime from the 1979 poem "Screaming," to the 1986 music video "Speak To Me From My Land, Iran" to the 1997 book "Kurdistan." Davood and Davar Ghassemlouie, brothers who operate a photo shop in Los Angeles, say they have made tens of thousands of reprints for demonstrators, including 200 in late September when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited the U.S.

Be sure to read the whole story—it's quite fascinating!

  Historic Photojournalism


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