The Boys in the Picture
November 13, 2017 1:42 PM   Subscribe

In July, 1990, photographer Peter Widing snapped a perfect shot of three young football (soccer) players. In 2006, his friend and colleague Christian Daun first saw and became obsessed with the photograph, half-joking with Widing about tracking the three unnamed boys down. In May, 2016, Widing took his own life, shattering Daun's understanding of things and sending him down the journey they'd never taken. By July, 2017, he'd found the boys, now grown men, and learned about where their own lives had led.
posted by Navelgazer (6 comments total) 48 users marked this as a favorite
No you're crying. 😿
posted by limeonaire at 2:15 PM on November 13, 2017 [8 favorites]

Thank you for posting this.
posted by hoyland at 6:21 PM on November 13, 2017

I will never tire of stuff like this.
posted by mykescipark at 6:26 PM on November 13, 2017

That's a great story; thanks for the post.
posted by languagehat at 6:25 AM on November 14, 2017

That's a beautiful story.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 6:54 AM on November 14, 2017

Three or four moments in time.
posted by Hobgoblin at 7:59 AM on November 14, 2017

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