When the Picture Is the Story

The New York Times today has an interesting story written by the man (Kieran Beer) holding the bleeding woman's hand in what has become the iconic image of yesterday's steam pipe explosion in New York. The piece is largely a description we have heard a million times -- of people in the middle of a disaster dealing with it the only way that seems logical to them, helping other people, and going back to their daily lives. There are a couple things that happen at the beginning and end of the articl

The New York Times today has an interesting story written by the man (Kieran Beer) holding the bleeding woman's hand in what has become the iconic image of yesterday's steam pipe explosion in New York. The piece is largely a description we have heard a million times -- of people in the middle of a disaster dealing with it the only way that seems logical to them, helping other people, and going back to their daily lives. There are a couple things that happen at the beginning and end of the article that I find fascinating, though. The first is Beer's description of the moment the picture was taken.