Tweet of the day: the assassination of robert f kennedy

The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

A great piece of photo journalism from Boris Yaro. This is a total right place at the right time. the space almost feels you are looking into a canyon at the face of the dying Robert F Kennedy. The light shining on the side of the face creates a biblical syntax of departure. You can see the white of his left eye in the shot. Making you connect with deteriorating condition of the situation.

Really like the fact the L.A times gives you all the facts of the shot. Kodak Tri-x film was standard at the time in that field. Creating its infamous yet beautiful grain. I am however surprised that it was taken at 1/30th of a second. however i guess it will have been done with a flash. I can’t imagine there was much time to set up the shot.


Published by Alan Whitfield

I am a visual artist and poet who works within the context of fine art. My work is grounded in documentary, exploring the inner beauty of everyday life through various lens based media. Notions of nostalgia and social commentary are present, but from a definite northern working class perspective. Instinctively I exploring the townscapes of North Wales and the North West, often producing work that reflects the every day minutiae of life.

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