Unformatted text preview: The fireman was calling for help from a fire truck below. The truck raised its aerial ladder to the trio. Forman climbed aboard the bed of the truck to get a better angle on what he anticipated would be a routine rescue. Meanwhile the WBZ radio traffic helicopter had landed on the next roof, and the pilot was offering to take the child. Though he is visible in most of the photos, he never got a chance to help. As Fireman O'Neil reached for the ladder of the fire truck below, there was a loud noise-either the sound of a scream or the shriek of metal bending. The fire es cape gave way. sending the two victims falling and leaving O'Neil clinging for his life to the ladder. Forman saw it all through his 135 mm lens and took four photos as the two were falling, before turning away to avoid seeing them hit the ground. The woman, Diana Bryant, broke the fall of the girl, Tiare Jones, who survived. Bryant sustained multiple head and body injuries and died hours later. O'Neil was shaken by the experience....
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- Spring '11
- Pulitzer Prize, Forman, ed. pp, Photographer Stanley Forman, Stanley J. Forman