1972 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Kim Dong-Joon

Shinmun Daily

25 December, 1971

A man jumps from out of the burning Tae Yun Kak hotel in Seoul. The mattress didn't cushion his fall, and he died of the impact. Kim Dong-Joon arrived around 10.30 am at the hotel where around 10 am a huge fire had broken out in the 22-story building. 163 people were killed in the fire and 65 injured. Kim Dong-Joon took many pictures of people jumping out of the hotel windows and of people who were crying for help. This man jumped from the 10th floor of the hotel.

About the photographer

Kim Dong-Joon

Technical information

Focal length
105 mm
Nikon F

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