The Bigger Picture

The Real Story Behind This Iconic 9/11 Photo

Episode 3 | 12m 16s | Video has closed captioning.

How does an image become “iconic?” And when it does, will its meaning change? Host Vincent Brown explores these questions as he zooms in on one of the most well-known photos from September 11: “Raising the Flag at Ground Zero.” Photographer Thomas E. Franklin talks about the instant he captured the actions of the firefighters and the experience of watching his work become a cultural phenomenon.

Aired: 09/06/22

Rating: NR


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