On June 5, 1989, photojournalist Jeff Widener –who used to be with the Honolulu Advertiser — took what turned out to be the iconic photographer called “Tankman,” of a lone man in front of tanks in Tiananmen Square. Jeff talked with Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken about the environment in China during that time and how he got that iconic photo at what we hear is significant personal peril. That photo was printed around the world, and began to show the world what was really going on in China at that time.
Photo of Tankman copyright Jeff Widener, used with permission of Jeff Widener.
Air date: June 14, 2020, a rebroadcast of an interview that first aired in June, 2015