Posted by on Mar 13, 2009 in Uncategorized

This series of images of a blast from a suicide bomber in Sri Lanka.




  1. Byron King
    March 13, 2009

    Those are awfully powerful images. I wonder what happened to the photographer.

    I have a feeling these images will go down as historic photos symbolic of our times just as the Tiananmen Square images of Tank Man were for the Chinese in 1989.

  2. markcreegan
    March 13, 2009

    Yes and the Vietnam image of the man just before execution. Its interesting that in all three instances its a human being/s facing or standing against some kind of oppressive element. I certainly hope the people visible in this image and the photographer are not hurt. its difficult to gauge the distance.

  3. kelly
    March 13, 2009

    Pictured is Chantal Zakari, a Turkish-American artist who has been living in America since she was 18, protesting(?) a conservative rally by holding a picture of a revolutionary Turkish leader, Atatürk. The next image in the set is of a newspaper or magazine with English text (highlighted in yellow)–it compares her action to the Tank Man.

    Click the set name and you’ll find the collection of images taken by these artists, who are married and often collaborate. I know that Zakari is faculty at SMFA, but I’m not sure about her husband, Mike Mandel. He is probably most known for his Obama mural (


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