Topic: 1989

Jeff Widener—AP
The Backstory

Tank Man at 25: Behind the Iconic Tiananmen Square Photo

On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, TIME talks to Jeff Widener about tank man — the most important photograph of his career.

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Jeff Widener—AP
The Backstory

Tank Man Revisited: More Details Emerge About the Iconic Image

The story behind the iconic Tiananmen Square Tank Man photo didn’t end after the click of the shutter—the film had to be smuggled past Chinese soldiers in the underwear of an American college student named Kirk.

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