- DATE SHOT:
June 5, 1968
35mm Tri-X fillm
- FOCAL LENGTH:
1/30th a second
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.
- Forty-five years ago today: The assassination of Robert Kennedy (blogs.e-rockford.com)
- 10 fascinating facts about Robert F. Kennedy (constitutioncenter.org)
- R.F.K.: Life and Death on the Campaign Trail (newyorker.com)
- Why Israelis Assassinated John and Robert Kennedy (bellaciao.org)