The shot was extremely hard to get; when the dog looked straight out at the reader, he simply appeared victimized. Then someone had the notion of actually pulling the trigger. The dog reacted to the noise and this was the result.
Time Magazine, April 8, 1966: Is God Dead?
This cover has been called the most controversial of all time. The related article concerned the “death of god movement” that had sprung up in the 1960’s. The cover and article enraged readers.
I always found this photograph from Life magazine striking.
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