Jeff Widener

 

Jeff Widener

 
Jeff Widener
Jeff Widener

Jeff Widener, born 1956, is an American photographer best known for his now famous image of a lone man stopping a column of tanks during the 1989 student protests in Beijing.Through the years, he has covered assignments in over 110 countries involving civil unrest and wars to social issues. In 1987, he was hired as Associated Press Picture Editor for Southeast Asia where he covered major stories in the region from the Gulf War to the Olympics.Other beats included East Timor, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Burma, Syria, Jordan, India, Laos, Vietnam, Pakistan and many more. Jeff was the first photojournalist to file digital images from the South Pole.Widener now lives in Hamburg, Germany where he pursues his personal vision with mostly traditional Leica film cameras.

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