A Picture is worth a thousand words
February 19, 2002 8:24 AM   Subscribe

A Picture is worth a thousand words
Jonathan Jones says America turns to Rockwell's idyllic images in times of trouble.
Remember This Guy from Tiananmen Square, June 5, 1989? A powerful image that seems to be linked to bravery and freedom in most stories I remember.
Now what about This Guy, A Palestinian boy throwing stones at an Israeli tank.
I'm not sure where the connection is here, but the tank images struck me as somewhat similiar to each other, yet, I imagine the two images will mean different things to different people.
I'm not sure what either tank image has to do with Rockwell, that's just the story that got me thinking.
posted by Blake (4 comments total)
I also made a quick connection between those pictures and this one, taken at Buenos Aires on December 20th, 2001.
posted by Soveran at 9:08 AM on February 19, 2002

posted by hob at 12:15 PM on February 19, 2002

What about this one of a Tibetan monk burning himself in protest?
posted by robcorr at 5:22 AM on February 20, 2002

whoa, i just noticed the picture gallery! and i've been relying on yahoo most-viewed :)

not really anything to do with tank images, but i did just come across these two photos that i thought were kind of connected: america caricatured and america caricatures itself.
posted by kliuless at 3:06 PM on February 20, 2002

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