Friday, December 28, 2007
There Will Be Blood
I write for a living, and yet no matter my powers of adequate depiction and analysis -- nor anyone else's for that matter -- I still adhere to the old adage that sometimes, a picture is truly worth a thousand words.
John Moore, a photographer for Getty Images, was there yesterday as former Pakistani Prime Minister and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was savagely murdered right in the middle of a crowd of her supporters.
The moments he captured are simply beyond description.
The photo above appeared on the front page of this morning's New York Times. It's one of the most astonishingly powerful images I've seen in my 38 years on this planet.
It says everything that needs to be said.