Thursday 12 July 2007

Fotografii legendare si povestea din spatele lor 3

Thích Quảng Ðức was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon intersection on June 11, 1963. His act of self-immolation, which was repeated by others, was witnessed by David Halberstam, a New York Times reporter, who wrote:

" I was to see that sight again, but once was enough. Flames were coming from a human being; his body was slowly withering and shriveling up, his head blackening and charring. In the air was the smell of burning human flesh; human beings burn surprisingly quickly. Behind me I could hear the sobbing of the Vietnamese who were now gathering. I was too shocked to cry, too confused to take notes or ask questions, too bewildered to even think.... As he burned he never moved a muscle, never uttered a sound, his outward composure in sharp contrast to the wailing people around him."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

exista 3 poze facute cu acelasi calugar,de 3 fotografi diferiti.
Una dintre ele a cistigat la world press photo.
in una din pozele care nu a cistigat ,pe fundal se vede un om care-si aprinde o tigara.