Charlie Cole Wiki-- Charlie Cole Biography
|Charlie Cole makes a phone call following pro-democracy demonstrations in Seoul, South Korea in 1987. Photo By: Kim Newton|
Charlie Cole Bio
Charlie Cole was born in 1955 and on September 13, 2019 reported dead. He was an American photojournalist, one of the four photographers who captured the Tank Man's iconic image during the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square.
American photojournalist Charlie Cole, whose career is forever connected with the iconic photograph of the "Tank Man," the Chinese office worker confronting a tank column during the 1989 crackdown on Tiananmen Square, died last week in Bali.
Charlie Cole Tank Man Photographer
|The Tiananmen Tank Man's pictures|
Charlie Cole was born in Bonham, Texas, USA in 1955. He moved to Japan in 1980, where he worked for Newsweek, Time, and The New York Times magazines and newspapers.
Charlie Cole was one of the photographers at the Tiananmen Square protests on June 5, 1989 who captured the famous Tank Man on film. It was taken after the 200,000-strong People's Liberation Army killed hundreds of civilians in a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy pro-democracy protesters.
The image of a man standing in the way of a tank column, a day after perhaps hundreds of thousands of people died, has become a defining image of the pro-democracy protests of 1989.
With a telephoto lens from a hotel's balcony, Cole took his picture for Newsweek, framing it so that the man was just in the bottom left corner. He won the 1989 Tank Man's World Press Photo of the Year.
Cole later described how he had expected the man to be killed and felt that recording what was happening was his responsibility.
But two men eventually pulled the unidentified protester out of the scene. It remains unknown what happened to him. The Tank Man's pictures are still banned in China.
Charlie Cole Cause Of Death
Tiananmen Square Tank Man photographer Charlie Cole dies in Bali. He died there at the age of 64 on September 2019.
Death cause Unknown