Saturday, March 12, 2011

Moment of Zen: The Kiss of Life

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Rocco Morabito won the 1968 Pulitzer Prize for Spot Photography for this photograph – “The Kiss of Life.”


Apprentice lineman J.D. Thompson is breathing life into the mouth of another apprentice lineman, Randall G. Champion, who hangs unconscious after receiving a jolt of high voltage.


Morabito was driving on West 26th Street in July 1967 on another assignment when he saw Champion dangling from the pole. He called an ambulance and grabbed his camera.


Champion recovered.

4 comments:

jaygeemmm said...

Holy Toledo Batman!!!!
That is SPOT PHOTOGRAPHY!!!!
Peace <3
Jay

JoeBlow said...

Jay, he was one lucky photographer.

M@rvin said...

This just made my day! Such a nice story behind it.

JoeBlow said...

M@rvin, the picture drew me in, but the story just did it for me. I'm glad it made your day.