Two Faces of Revolution
The curious history of a famous photo from the Hungarian Revolution, and what the people in the picture came to symbolize.
The source: “An Emblematic Picture of the Hungarian 1956 Revolution: Photojournalism During the Hungarian Revolution” by Eszter Balázs and Phil Casoar, in Europe-Asia Studies, Dec. 2006.
American photographer Russ Melcher had a symbolic image of the Hungarian Revolution in his mind as he roamed the streets of Budapest on the morning of October 30, 1956. He wanted to portray...